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

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How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user ...
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How to create Truecrypt volume using zuluCrypt?

I liked to use the GUI zuluCrypt to CREATE truecrypt volumes..I followed the instructions here https://code.google.com/p/zulucrypt/ but when I want to create a encrypted container (create => encrypted ...
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Anyway to bring back encrypted home information

Recently forgot my password? And I've tried to reset the password. The problem is that the home direct is encrypted. So there is no way to log in through new password. Cannot remember old password ...
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JBOD and Redundant Storage Pooling for Backups

I would like to add some redundancy for backups such that if one or two of the disks fail I can recover the data. I have a MythTV server with 5 disks (all XFS) where the sizes currently range from ...
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Decrypt encrypted /username folder - Ubuntu 14.04

Even if it seems that my question has been made before in many other threads i have to say that none of the answers i found worked for me, most of them refer to older versions of Ubuntu, or maybe i ...
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bootable encrypted USB thumb drive

I know how to create a bootable Ubuntu install on a USB thumb drive. Now I'm trying to make it safer by encrypting it. I imagine that I'll need a bootable non encrypted partition, and and an ...
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TRIM on encrypted device with Precise

I have migrated the main data to a new SSD. (That is Samsung 840 EVO, 120GB.) My ~ is an encrypted partition automounted by pam_mount. That is, there is a record in /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml ...
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How to revert from using an encrypted home partition?

I tried to delete ecryptfs from my computer so I wrote in the terminal $ PRIVATE=`cat ~/.ecryptfs/Private.mnt 2>/dev/null || echo $HOME/Private` $ ecryptfs-umount-private and now my home folder ...
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Formatting an encrypted partition

I was looking at some guides about encrypting partions and decide to try it out with a pendrive. Everything went good until the part of formatting the drive. I'm not an expert working around with ...
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Why am I unable to access OpenPGP keys on Seahorse and access encrypted files?

I am unable to access my OpenPGP keys on Seahorse. I tried to create a new key but the key never appeared (though it did prompt me for details). After trying to create a new keyring none of the keys ...
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How to mount encrypted directory after upgrade

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. I chose the option that saves the files but only upgrades the systems files. After the upgrade the disk space still shows the percentage used, which ...
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Is there a possibility to change the swap encryption method at runtime?

I'd like to have both hibernation capabilities and encrypted swap partition(s) on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system. After a short experience of a LUKS encrypted swap partition I decided that entering the LUKS ...
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Copying files as password-protected files into an encrypted (password-protected) folder

I have password protected a folder. I made it password-protected by encrypting it from the right-click 'compress' option. This post helped me do that. All the present files inside my encrypted folder ...
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Mount Bitlocker TPM partition

My plan is to encrypt my Windows system with Bitlocker (and TPM). But I wonder if I'm able to mount the system with Linux. I know Linux is able to mount Bitlocker partitions but is it also able to ...
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How do I install over an encrypted disk?

I got a new (old) laptop, and was excited to try something new. So I gave Zorin OS a shot. However the initial charm wore off and I decided to move to Ubuntu (or maybe Mint?). But when I installed ...
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Not sure if this is software or hardware related

Hey so as it says in the title I'm not sure if this is an issue with Ubuntu 14.4.01 or with my Acer Aspire E5 571. The problem is that occasionally when entering my password to unlock the computer ...
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Full drive encryption using usb wireless mouse dongle

Is there any known way to have full drive encryption that will decrypt if my usb mouse dongle is connected?
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Cryptkeeper not opening encrypted folders after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded today to Ubuntu 14.04, and now, a folder I had encrypted using cryptkeeper that is located on an external hard drive will not open. Cryptkeeper launches, and the folder is listed, but when ...
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What's the status of encfs?

Is the encfs project no longer maintained? It seems the last update 1.7.4 was released on November 18 2010. In a security audit several weaknesses have been identified, but no updates have since been ...
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Ubuntu servers protection

Here is my needs : i need to protect data from being stolen on servers and Those servers are not physically secured. First i just wanted to base security solution on root password protection but ...
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Encryption Phassphrase [duplicate]

When I installed Ubuntu and first logged in, it gave me a chance to pick an encryption passphrase. I did not do it at that time, but I want to now. I am not getting the option. What do I need to ...
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Use same swap on two ubuntus with home encryption

I have 2 14.04 in dual boot, both with home encryption. I would like them to use the same swap partition. One has a working swap partition (/dev/mapper/cryptswap1), but the other doesn't pick up the ...
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Black screen when entering password for system partition encryption (nvidia)

I'm with nvidia driver and system partition encryption set during installation. While I was with the default open source driver the password screen for the decryption was appearing fine. As soon as I ...
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How to migrate to a bigger ssd?

I'd like to migrate my ubuntu 14.04 install from a smaller sdd (256Gb) to a bigger one (Crucial MX100 512Gb) without reinstalling. What is the best way to process? I read that clonezilla was not ...
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File encryption program for all platforms

I need to encrypt files and folders in Ubuntu. I know there are lots of programs that can do that, but I would like to be able to open the encrypted files on other platforms too. I should be possible ...
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SSH to server with encrypted LVM

I setup Ubuntu Server 14.04 with encrypted LVM (static IP address with an entry in my /etc/hosts file) and would like to SSH to it with my laptop on my local network. The problem is that if I just do: ...
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How to remove encrypted ubuntu 14.04 OS from SSD

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS but I've decided its not for me. During the install I was prompted to use disk encryption and I chose to do so and I had to Use a Passpharse to unlock the SSD prior to ...
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Clone User Profile with Encrypted Home Folder

I'd like to clone my user profile on my local machine. I'd like to do so, just to keep all the preferences and not to have to redefine all of them manually. I've tried this, but when I login, it will ...
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Encryption question

Using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Home directory is encrypted. Dropbox is in 'home' directory. Therefore, is Dropbox encrypted? Or, should Dropbox's method of encryption be used? Also, if files from 'home' ...
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Encrypt home directory / LVM encryption - Ubuntu Server 14.04 setup

There seems to be two different steps in the Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation that involve encryption. The first asks if I want to encrypt my home directory: The second has an option for encrypted ...
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Luks - after suspended the password not match

I have very big trouble. I have ubuntu 14.04 (standard instalation with full disc ecryption - luks). Yesterday I suspended my laptop and after few hours my laptop was discharged. When I turned on my ...
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How can I lock Seahorse GnuPG Keys?

since not long ago I've started to use seahorse to manage my encryption keys, and at the moment I'm finding myself a bit baffled about what it appears quite a security hole of the system... In fact, ...
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Luks encrypt / with a key stored in /boot

First, I know it sounds a little weird to do this (putting a key in plaintext on a drive), but here's why I want to do it this way: If I ever want to give the computer/drive to someone else, I want to ...
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Does system encryption encrypt /home if it is on a separate HDD?

This question is similar but it seems to deal with a /home partition on same drive as / partition so not sure if answer would be the same as setup I am proposing. I am hoping to set up my new laptop ...
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What are the pros and cons of an encrypted Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I am awaiting the delivery of a new laptop that has no OS on it. I am going to install 14.04LTS and I am wondering what are the pros and cons of an encrypted Ubuntu installation? I assume pros are to ...
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Problem after using LuksRemovekey?

I have an encrypted partition on /dev/sda5, yesterday I use cryptsetup to remove the encryption using cryptsetup luksRemovekey /dev/sda5, but when I restart I have to provide a passphrase for ...
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Encrypted Lvm , passphrase nor working

I am using ubuntu server 14 on virtual box and i have used entire disk and set up encrypted lvm ,the system ran completely fine on first start , but once i rebooted it the same passphrase is not ...
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Removing a primary Swap partition and hibernation (working in OpenSuse but not Ubuntu 14.04)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X230. I have 16GB of RAM therefore created a 17GB of Swap Partition during the installation. For some reason, my swap partition was not created properly, ...
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Network not working when installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 using encrypted LVM

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 using guide - use entire disk with encrypted LVM. All the services are working but I am not able to ping the gateway, nor I am able to ping the VM from outside. If I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hard Disk Encryption - option not offered during installation

I've had one or two problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my partitioned hard drive (host running Windows 7). After some help on the forum I moved form using VirtualBox 4.4 to VMWare Player which ...
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Networking not working on encrypted LVM

Installed ubuntu 14.04 server with guided full disk encryption LVM and after boot network is not starting. Has anybody else faced this issue earlier ? Please help
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Can't log in encrypted NTFS after Ubuntu install

I had this Windows laptop which when I booted would ask me for a username and my password in some windoish looking security environment before logging me into the Windows OS. I went inside Windows, ...
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Kiosk type machine - Guess account good start

I have some public use PC's currently setup with 14.04 64bit using the guest account to automatically boot and login. It's working fine, but I'd like to make it even more restricted. Meaning I'd like ...
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Can't play encrypted DVD on internal DVD-drive, but OK with USB-DVD-drive

As stated in the title, I can't play any commercial DVD on my internal DVD-drive on my laptop, but everything works just fine for the same DVD played on an external (USB) DVD-drive. I've installed ...
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after installation 12.04 LTS (04) - is not encrypted?

Am testing here 12.04.04 LTS for amd64-mac and after installation - intended with encryption of /home - the installation is not encrypted ?! with which command can I find out, if the partition is ...
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ecryptfs - unknown password and possibly lost

This is probably going to be a long post, but at the moment I cannot see the wood for the trees, so any help appreciated. In a nutshell: the other night I changed my (login) password. Then forgot it. ...
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How to enable Hardware Encryption on SSDs like Samsung 840 EVO?

Just got Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Zotac Zbox CI320. I want to enable the Samsung 840 hard ware encryption that comes with this hard drive, but I don't know how. Is there anyone that can help me set ...
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Encrypted drive (full disk encryption) gone after upgrade to 14.04

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have just done an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, then I rebooted the machine and now the drive/partition is gone, so it boots into memtest. The drive was encrypted during ...
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BIOS settings not appearing

My friend installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on his Samsung NP 300 G5X laptop that had 4GB RAM and a 700GB HDD. He encrypted the Ubuntu installation and used LVM. After reboot he was taken directly to grub. ...
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Swap partition get damaged when encrypted

I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04LTS, I encrypted the home & the swap partition during the installation since it was already encrypted in the old version. But later I noticed swap partition is ...