Questions about encryption such as home folder encryption, partition encryption and file encryption.

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Unable to access fresh installation of 14.04 with full disk encryption

I decided to attempt a full disk encryption on the 2nd computer where I'm installing 14.04. It's a fresh installation. It used to contain a 12.04 version, but I opted for the "Erase disk and install ...
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LiveUSB Encrypted

I understand you can setup a USB so it becomes a Live USB ubuntu stick, allowing you to plug it into most modern computers and get your ubuntu desktop from the USB stick. My question is, is it ...
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Disable home encryption in Xubuntu

I chose full encryption and home encryption during install and now want to disable the latter. How do I do this in Xubuntu?
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Issue with encrypted lvm during setup

How can i access a different form of partitioning, like in old alternate cd's or debian's installer, where i can choose to create a partition, make it encrypted, then add a LVM group to that encrypted ...
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Install Ubuntu Desktop on Software RAID 1 (mirror) with encryption

I used to use Ubuntu 12.04 Alternate installer to setup my old RAID1 + encryption system. With the new LTS 14.04 (beta 2) I found the alternate installer missing which complicates installation on a ...
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Only HTTPS sites are opening

After updating my Ubuntu 13.10 on 14 April 2014, I am not able to access HTTP sites while HTTPS sites are working perfectly both in Firefox and Chrome. My OpenSSL is built on: Mon Apr 7 20:33:19 UTC ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 besides already existing Ubuntu 12.04 with encrypted home

Currently I have Ubuntu 12.04 with encrypted home (extra partition) installed on my Notebook. Now I would like to install 14.04 on my SSD (also inside my Notebook). Will 14.04 recognize my encrypted ...
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/dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present

I get this error whenever I start my Lubuntu 13.10 installation: /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present It asks me, if I want to skip, manually repair, or wait. I chose the option; ...
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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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How to fully encryped ubuntu on the Beaglebone Black

... or at least access LUKS partitions from a unencrypted system. In the past my BBB crashed during file copying on encryted SDHC that actually did mount. In the later versions from ...
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How to Tell if Network Traffic is Encrypted

I'm using a program called LottaNZB to connect to a Usenet server. I've connected to the SSL port, but I'd like to check it's actually connected. How can this be done? I've used Wireshark, but I ...
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Is there a way to test if I will be able to login again?

I messed up with my files... Again... Now I am concerned if I will be able to login again once I logout. Is there a way to test if the essentials files are all there? My home was encrypted during ...
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Ubuntu update overwrote MBR, but did it make backup?

I had Ubuntu 12.04 (32-bit) with Windows 7 working with multiboot setup on computer with McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Only Windows 7 partition was encrypted together with MEE bootloader being on MBR. I ...
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How could one really get sensitive information from a swap partition?

When I google this question, I only get all sort of information on how to protect sensitive data, how to encrypt swap, and how "dangerous" could be to keep a "normal" swap in a linux system. But I ...
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ssh key login to vps woes

I recently created a vps for web hosting purposes. Everything was going fine until I decided that it's time to add another account and disable root authentication. I added a new user to the sudoers ...
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Different behavior of 2 encrypted LVMs

recently i created ext4 on top of luks on top of lvm. about 20gb. i also have similar configuration (900gb) created long time ago - i don't remember how exactly i created it. both are not mounted on ...
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I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. [duplicate]

I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any software for folder lock? Please suggest me how can i make this thing. Thanks in advance
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How can I reinstall Ubuntu 13.10 over a full-disc encryption?

I have a full-disc encryption, but I need to decrypt my computer for several reasons. After looking around this site, I've found that it would be simplest to just reinstall Ubuntu, but I'm not sure ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu full disk encrypted but Windows untouched

I have been dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 for a while now. In the past, I have used the "encrypt home folder" option to add (some) security to my installation (ie. now no one can easily steal my ...
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When using automated preseed installation, is there a way to change the IV Algorithm for crypto?

When using the default encryption algorithm (preseed or manual), I get an error An error occurred while configuring encrypted volumes. The configuration has been aborted. But changing the IV ...
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Encrypted Home folder is still accessible with another distro

I partitioned an HDD in to four, the biggest of them being the HOME directory. This drive was encrypted during xubuntu installation and worked perfectly fine. I then booted from another ubuntu live CD ...
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cryptsetup-encrypted disks failing after restart (mb solved?)

I am using cryptsetup/luks (ETA: On 12.04) to encrypt partitions on external hard drives. Several times now, I've had disks fail to mount after an apparently normal restart (often a kernel upgrade, ...
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How to recover encrypted Home with only login password?

Until data wasn't lost I could login and use OS as normal and access my home folder without entering any passphrase because it was automounted at login. Now I want to access my home folder just by ...
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full disk asymmetric encryption

Wondering if there's a protocol and open source program for full-disk, asymmetric encryption. Something like, encrypting the keys into the start of the disk (using AES/something stronger) and then ...
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Cannot access LUKS encrypted USB key anymore

I have a got a huge problem with my LUKS decrypted USB key. I was using it normally until two days ago. Then I wanted to save something and I got an error message that the key is in read only mode. I ...
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How do I DISABLE home directory encryption during Ubuntu 12.04 installation?

When attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD, there is an option displayed for "Encrypt my home folder". The option is checked (enabled) by default, but it is grayed out, so it is impossible to ...
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Encrypted Lock Screens?

I really like the disk encryption to secure my funds, but my problem is I practically never have my computer off. I live a very busy life and shutting it down totally every night is entirely ...
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Could my partition setup on my Hitachi Travelstar be causing SMART spinup problems?

I just purchased a refurb Samsung laptop for my girlfriend with a 500gb Hitachi Travelstar. I partitioned it and installed Win 7 (for required work related programs for her) / and 12.04 LTS (for ...
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Unlocking Encrypted Root (LUKS on LVM) with “hidden” USB Keyfile

I have a Ubuntu Server 13.10 machine. Its root partition is encrypted with LUKS, which is then stored in a logical volume. On boot, the LV is mounted and then cryptsetup requests my passphrase; once ...
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Can I decrypt my hard drive from the GRUB command line? [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto a PC, and ticked the 'encrypt my drive' option during setup. Now I can't enter my encryption key on PC startup. I can use the keyboard to control the BIOS, and ...
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How to check my home directory is encrypted in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using XUbuntu 12.04 and I want to be sure my home directory is encrypted. I have .ecryptfs in my home directory and other positive signs of encryption and had selected it during installation. But ...
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12.04 to 13.10 Can it remove encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my primary computer, and I absentmindedly selected "encypt home directory" I read a few methods to de-encrypt it, but they didn't work so well (And seemed overly ...
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cant play certain dvd's on ubuntu/mint

I have followed every instruction imaginable but still cannot get "certain" (disney is one culprit) dvd's to play on my mint/ubuntu setup - they play perfectly on a windows 7 laptop I have tried vlc ...
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encrypting text editor

Is there an encrypting text editor for ubuntu? In other words, the text editor, preferably GUI capable, should always save an encrypted file and always prompt for the password to re-open the file. ...
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How to remove encryption from volume during installation

I'm currently in the process of installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 onto a fresh build. I have two 3TB hard drives that I'd like to run in software RAID 1, and was following this tutorial. During ...
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Gnome encfs Manager problem! Seeing all files even after unmount

I am either missing the whole point of that ENCFS System or fail to understand how the Gnome encfs manager works! when i create a stash i intentionally chose a newly created and EMPTY directory on a ...
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Specific Encryption problem: use encrypted media on a system without root access

I have a specific problem related to encryption, and I need some help: I have an external drive, on which I store data on which I work, i.e. I need applications to be able to access those data; I am ...
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How good is linux encrypted file system?

I am using xubuntu 12 . I just used palimpsest to encrypt my external harddisk and it seems cool. But I am wondering how easy it is for someone to crack my harddisk using any tools available. And one ...
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Improve performance etc for full-disk-encrypted drives

I have an old laptop (AMD A6-3420M APU) running Ubuntu 13.10 in wubi. On this laptop I use VirtualBox to run an an Ubuntu 12.04 VM. The Ubuntu 12.04 image has full disk encryption and home folder ...
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Encrypted files on a server [closed]

There is a way of encrypting the data files stored on the server to harden them against direct access or hacking. The website is in /var/www as usual and uses PHP to access data on another drive ...
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Clean Install with pre-existing full disk encryption?

There is a good chance I've missed this somewhere so I apologize in advance if I have. Also, this may be some sort of newb-ish quesion. I've run into some problems after my upgrade from Lubunu 13.04 ...
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ecryptfs mounts as read only

I did the following (http://haridas.in/how-to-put-encrypted-contents-on-cloud-storages.html), and after mounting, the mounted dir is read-only filesystem: I created two dirs: one to /home/user/dir1 ...
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Is Disk Utility encryption the same as dm-crypt?

I have found the following 2 minute video which shows how to encrypted a usb drive using ubuntu's disk utility app: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_g-W6hrkNA My question is, is that method using ...
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How to install Ubuntu next to Windows 7 on an encrypted Truecrypt system?

Is there any way to install Ubuntu next to Windows 7 on an encrypted Truecrypt system? Windows 7 is using the whole disk encryption. I know I can start from scratch and install both the systems, but ...
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How to know the Hardware encryption capabilities of a system

Assuming that I don't know on witch system I am (via a remote ssh connection for example and may be on boards powered by an amd thunderbird or an arm processor or the latest intel xeon ... or maybe ...
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Keyboard not responding during boot when password required

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 with the drive encryption offered by the installer enabled. However when booting my USB keyboard is not responding when I need to enter the password to unlock the drive. ...
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ecryptfs issues

I'm having two problems with ecryptfs in how I want/expect it to work. I'm retrieving the sig remotely so that it never exists on the local drive - to protect against someone walking away with the ...
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Is there a way to install 13.10 on btrfs and full disk encryption?

I like the fact that the default desktop Ubuntu installer only requires me to check a single checkbox in order to have a fully encrypted disk in the end (which is a requirement within our company, so ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the new encryption feature in ubuntu 13.10

I'm in the middle of installing 13.10 and the Ubuntu page I was following on how to install from a USB stick says nothing about these two choices (on the Installation type screen): 1) Encrypt the ...
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Apparmor and Ecrypfs trouble with encrypted ~/Private directory

In my system I made an encrypted ~/Private directory by ecryptfs-utils package. It works good, but I have a problem with apparmor. Into the Private folder I moved some home directories, like .local, ...