encoding information in a way so that it can only be decoded if a secret is known; used to prevent exposure of data to other parties

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Error booting kernel 4.5.0-rc1 on Encrypted HDD

I cloned the Git tree of the mainline Linux Kernel and compiled it(version 4.5.0-rc1). After compiling with default configuration (make defconfig) I installed it. In the grub menu I can select this ...
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NFS v4 export encrypted partition. Client mounts empty dir

I have an encrypted hard drive on my Lan Server. It was encrypted using luks/dm-crypt. The server has a NFS v4 running to share files in the Lan. It works, except for the encrypted USB hard drive. If ...
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Mountable deduplicating container

I want a container that I can mount which dedups files within it. Basically, I'd like to have a simple backup solution where I mount it, copy my home folder with the name "Home (Feb 9)" and it only ...
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Information leaks out of encrypted file system

If I only encrypt the home directory, what are some common ways for information to leak out to the unencrypted part of the file system? Aside from the obvious problems like swap space files in /tmp ...
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How do can I tell what encryption is being used with signed in luks?

What command tells you what encryption is being used by a luks partition (all the relevant information initialization vector generation scheme, mode of operation and block cipher primitive).
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Is cryptsetup benchmark for single or multiple queues

Let say that cryptsetup benchmarks gives 2 GiB/s performance. Is it per queue so on 4 core processor I could read from disk at 8 GiB/s (assuming I wasn't limited by SATA etc. and it would scale ...
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why is sTunnel failing to launch?

im a bit stuck and need help understanding what im being told as there is nothing in the log file, i get the following error when i try and run stunnel (servermode): sudo /etc/init.d/stunnel4 start ...
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Emacs auto encryption and gpg

Emacs encrypts/decrypts .gpg files automatically. But recently I have lost the ability to decrypt files encrypted by the Linux gpg tool and vice versa. I use: passphrase symmetric encryption gnupg ...
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I use OpenSMTPD on OpenBSD 5.8! How can I automatically encrypt E-mail with OpenSMTPD

How can I automatically encrypt all outgoing E mail? My scenario: I use XXXX@gmail.com as my relay for all Emails my OpenSMTPD Server forwards All Emails to me as well as all Emails from somewhere to ...
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Encrypting a p12 certificate

I'm trying to following this documentation (see section Create a Code Signing Certificate) in oder to encrypt a p12 file but I always receive the same warning. unknown option 'Cert.p12' Am I ...
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How can I mount Android encrypted FS on desktop Linux?

There is "vdc" command line utility in Android. Is there something similar for regular desktop Linux? Reading of https://source.android.com/security/encryption/ didn't help.
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How can I encrypt a file?

I would like to download some files from my server into my laptop, and the thing is that I want this communication to be as stealth and secure as it can be. So, far I came up using VPN, in that way I ...
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No prompt on boot with full disk encryption enabled

I am able to successfully authenticate by typing in the encryption password (and hitting return), but nothing is displayed on the screen to prompt me for this information. I tend to just "wait enough ...
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Fast Way to Randomize HD?

I've read about how to make hard drives secure for encryption, and one of the steps is to write random bits to the drive, in order to make the encrypted data indistinguishable from the rest of the ...
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Does Linux require the decryption and login passwords to be the same?

thanks for looking at this question. I have seen several other questions about eOS login loops--none solved my problem, including upgrading the kernel, deleting .Xauthority, etc. Last night I changed ...
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How does authentication work on stunnel on unix?

I am aware of how PGP cryptography works ( using private and public keys - and therefore always keeping private keys private ) but what I therefore dont understand is: why stunnel setups require a ...
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Hide/Encrypt application configuration

Is there any way to hide/crypt software config files (services such as Apache web server , Varnish and so on) from boss and others?
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Debian on encrypted partition won't boot

I just installed Debian Testing on an encrypted partition (using the encryption feature in the installer). Problem is when I boot I enter the passphrase and then Debian starts to load a bit and then ...
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Struggling to boot linux with full disk encryption from USB

I would like to be able to boot linux (mint or ubuntu preferred) on my desktop from a fully encrypted USB stick. Apparently this is possible, however the solution has eluded me. Please forgive my ...
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CentOS 7 Encrypt a PDF

I've recently upgraded our server from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 and I am having issues getting pdf encryption working on it. On CentOS 6 I installed libgcj and then the pdftk package. I could then ...
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How to encrypt Linux (Debian 8) post-installation and what are the consequences?

I have certain folders in my Linux partition which I need to make sure no one can access unless the log in with my login password (or root one). I know that during installation I can encrypt with ...
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Full disk encryption with dm-crypt (without LUKS)

I am currently trying to achieve full disk encryption using dm-crypt in plain mode without LUKS header with a separate /boot on USB stick. My main goal is to achive plausible deniability on a ...
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Ubuntu overwrites grub, no boot option encrypted debian

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I already had a single Windows 7 partition and two linux partitions. The problem is that Ubuntu overwrote the grub bootloader, and now there is no ...
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Decrypt a portion of a corrupted drive

I have a hard drive that got corrupted after a doing an MTP mounting of a cell phone. It was created under Fedora Core 20 using defaults. Originally, I thought I did it as an ext4 partition. I ...
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How to set laptop screen brightness just after boot with full disk encryption

my girlfriend bought Lenovo Essential G500 i5-3230 and I installed Linux Mint 16 on it with full disk encryption. It is standard installation with encryption using dmcrypt and LUKS. But there is a ...
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Encrypt a password the same way mysql does

I've created a user ... but forgotten the password mysql> create user 'blayo'@'%' identified by 'right'; Which Linux command line tool can encrypt the password the same way mysql 5.5 does ? ...
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How to Create a Encrypted Password

I want to know how can I create a encrypted password in Ubuntu 14.04 TLS. Tried this: makepasswd --crypt-md5 password_here Did not worked for me throwing this Error sysadmin@localhost:~$ ...
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How do I layer compression on top of encryption on top of BtrFS, per-file?

BtrFS should support this really, but it doesn't. So ECryptFS looks like it will fill the gap. The only thing is, how would I layer compression on top of this? Reasons for compression on top of ...
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Decrypting a previously create losetup device

I've created an encrypted backup in 2004, using losetup -e. I still know the passphrase, so I should be fine, but losetup is gone in the linux distributions I use. I still have a bash script for ...
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Encrypted automounting partition

I have a debian based server at home using banana-pro. One of its functions is being a backup/owncloud/nas. There is a sata drive attached to it and I want it to be encrypted. I know that for a pc I ...
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How do I encrypt a key for use with Linux's key retention service?

In Linux, an "encrypted" key can be created for use with keyctl by executing a command like keyctl add encrypted evm-key "new user:kmk-user 32" @u. The content of the key, when exported to a file, ...
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OS X FileVault 2 duress password

I've been attempting to add a custom script to run after the FileVault password is entered on login that will check whether it a 'special password' that will run a script in the background after ...
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qemu with kvm guest OS is slow

I am trying to create a Windows 7 virtual machine on a Gentoo x86_64 host (kernel 3.18.9 hardened) using qemu-system-x86_64 2.3.0 with kvm enabled. I have successfully compiled the kernel and have ...
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Enable ed25519 in Debian wheezy

In Debian 7 it seems like ssh doesn't accept ed25519 keys. support for ECDSA was not added until end of 2013, but wheezy is older How do I enable this in Debian 7?
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What is happening with the Linux swap partition data when running Windows via dual-boot

Hmm, I would like to know what is happening with the data on the Linux swap partition when the Linux system is turned off and by the next start the Windows operating system via GRUB2 will start. 3 ...
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USB key not mounting at boot to unlock LUKS system

I am running Debian Jessie. I have 2 hard drives with my various partitions spread across both (not RAID). Both of them are separately LUKS encrypted, and LVMs sit upon both of those. My /boot ...
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Encrypt entire disk

I have multiple OS on my machine (debian, ubuntu and windows) I already have ubuntu and windows disks encrypted separately. I'm thinking about backing up all my data and reinstalling everything this ...
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Using GPG, encrypt a file with private key

I'm setting up a system to update software on a device and I would like to encrypt the update files using a private key that I have created and then decrypt them with the public key. All of the ...
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Grub2 keyboard layout when decrypting partition

According to the OpenSUSE 12.3 documentation the only keyboard layout which can be used during a Grub2 boot is the "US keyboard layout". Is there really no way to change the keyboard layout used when ...
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large file encryption with ssh's RSA key pair?

I'd like to work out a way to encrypt arbitrarily large files using users' RSA key pairs they generated for SSH purposes. They have standard id_rsa and id_rsa.pub files, and a PEM version of the pub ...
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why md5 encrypted password insert into php ldap admin extra {md5}

I am using python script to inter encrypted password into php ldap admin but the problem I am facing is LDAP add extra {md5} before the encrypted password, I simulated the code by creating two files ...
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Dropbear terminates before LUKS password prompt on Debian Jessie

I'm trying to use dropbear as a ssh server to unlock an encrypted partition which was created during Debian 8.2 setup. It boots to the password prompt (and unlocks if correct password is typed) but ...
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How do create an encrypted system with multiple Linux distributions?

A few weeks ago I created a completely encrypted system on a notebook and must say I like the idea. It's a little bit annoying to enter the password on every boot, but it's nice to know even if I lose ...
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ubuntu 15.04 problem with typing password to decrypt the disk

I have a stupid problem after installation of ubuntu15.04 on lenovo e450. I install ubuntu with full-encryption disk option, but I have a problem. I cannot type password to this password box, but when ...
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/etc/crypttab for anyusb?

On my LUKS-encrypted machine, I have edited my /etc/crypttab to inform the system that a keyfile is on a pendrive. I did this by adding a line in /etc/crypttab, using the UUID of my encrypted HDD, and ...
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Is it necessary to encrypt a swap * file * if it will reside on an encrypted root filesytem?

I'm running Linux on my Laptop and wish to protect my data in case the machine is lost or stolen. I've configured an encrypted ArchLinux environment and have everything working the way that I want. ...
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Can you create a read only encrypted partition that root cannot write to (or remount)?

I have an encrypted partition that I would like to be mounted as read only. The catch is that I do not want a root user to be able to remount the partition as read-write unless they have the ...
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Password protect a PDF file with AES 256

I can't find a free/open-source software that password protects my PDFs with AES 256. pdftk just offers 128-bit strength.. In fact I didn't find any other tool that encrypts PDFs. What tool may I ...
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Encrypting file only with SSH -priv-key?

Suppose I want to encrypt a file so that only I can read it, by knowing my SSH private key password. I am sharing a repo where I want to encrypt or obfuscate sensitive information. By that, I mean ...
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Encrypt multimedia files with GPG

Is it possible to encrypt pictures and other files like audio etc with GPG? If yes then how to? If not then why not?.