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

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Moving Encrypted Folders

How can i move Encrypted folder(everything) to new Disk, my HDD that has Linux is about to blow, its so slow. So I bought SSD but, how can i move encrypted folders because my Linux folders are ...
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Linux external device encryption

I've been a Windows power user/administrator and professional tech for years, I just made the decision to go Linux, and wow, what a difference. I need to know if there is any decently easy way to ...
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Is there a program which can encrypt connections on an open LAN [on hold]

To be clear, I do know what a VPN is. I'm seeking a program such a Tor hidden service which assigns a static url to each device and encrypts all communications between the devices but doesn't rely on ...
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Allow alternate login method to decrypt home folder

I updated and rebuilt the guide for unlocking *buntu and derivatives via Common Access card here, and I've run into a sort of snag with logging into the DM (likely due to an encrypted home folder.) It ...
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grub install fails on drive encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption

I got the following error after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 now my computer won't boot. The hard drive is encrypted, and it will boot up to the Symantec PGP desktop screen, but after I enter the ...
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How to encrypt Ubuntu home drive when getting a .gvfs permission error?

I am trying to encrypt my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop after I've already installed the OS. I've tried following a few guides online, such as ...
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Recover encrypted /home erased after reinstaiing Ubuntu [duplicate]

the problem's next. i had my home dir encrypted, then, when i wanted to update my OS to a newer version, i, by mistake, chose the first option warning that all data will be erased. no sooner had the ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present

I got this error message while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04: The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present. I tried the answers to What to do about “the disk drive ...
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How to share encrypted folders with Samba

I just have encrypted my home folder and all of its subfolders. One of the subfolders was configured as a Samba share: [avo-home] comment = Avo's Home Share path = /home/avo/share ...
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How can I install two paralel ubuntu systems with encrypted partition?

How can I install two parallel Ubuntu 14.04 systems each with encrypted and custom sized partitions? During the installation of the second system the option for encryption is disabled.
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Encrypting home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server

How can I encrypt the home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server on-the-fly? I tried this: root@avo-server:/home/avo# ecryptfs-migrate-home -u avo INFO: Checking disk space, this may take a few moments. ...
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Recover encrypted home partition from Fedora

I decided to switch to Ubuntu from Fedora. In Fedora I had the /home folder in its own partition and then had that partition encrypted. Also in the past when formatting Fedora I was able to reuse ...
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install ubuntu on a hardware AES encrypted flash drive

I couldn't find the answer to my question after hours of search. I hope someone can help me out. I would like to install ubuntu on a flash drive. I followed to standard instructions for installing ...
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What encryption and authentication algorithms does vsfpd use by default?

I have followed this guide and was able to transfer files using SFTP, I want to know the encryption and authentication algorithms used by default in that file transfer.
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Decrypted Files from ecryptfs-homefolder not readable!(letter salad)

I just decrypted the encrypted home-folder of a linux Mint 12-System with this command ecryptfs-recover-private after i had mounted it and I get this message, too: INFO: Success! Private data ...
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14.04 - Can't mount an SD XC encripted

I have an encrypted SC XC card, but now I can't simple access it. Card reader is working; I've used with other SD cards and works as expected. When I plug my encrypted card, it doesn't mount ...
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Encfs to decrypt Cryptkeeper folder

I had a folder encrypted with Cryptkeeper that I copied from another system. I thought I lost all those files, but after examining the folder I found a .mypics_encfs folder. Inside the folder ...
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How to hibernate in a full-encrypted disk using LVM?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and set up my system using LVM with full disk encryption. Then I installed uswsusp and the loading failed. I searched the web and found that this is because my swap partition ...
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Passphrase problem after installing Xubuntu

I have just installed Xubuntu on an old (but quite decent) XP multimedia Dell Inspiron 9400 PC to give to my son. This is our first experience with Linux. Installation seemed to go well. I had opted ...
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Cryptsetup with optimized AES version

I am trying to set up an encrypted partition with dm-crypt and LUKS. I want to use the version of the AES cipher optimized with assembly instructions. I recompiled my kernel and added the required ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Sharing (VNC) encryptiom / auth problem

I know this has been discussed, but I can not find a permanent fix. I enabled desktop sharing, unchecked "manually approve every access", set a password, and I'm trying from the local network, or via ...
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Bitlocker & Win7 on one partition, Ubuntu & encryption on another, same drive

I have a laptop with a 64GB SSD and 1TB regular drive. The 64GB SSD has Win7 installed on it. The 1TB drive is partitioned into 500GB as NTFS, 480GB for Ubuntu /, and the rest for Ubuntu swap. For ...
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How can I use ldap authentication with full disk encryption?

I'm evaluating (x)ubuntu client for my companies software developer. We must use full disk encryption because of software, which doesn't save their files in /home (like databases). The company uses ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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Encrypted lvm partition not accessible

I had Fedora installed on a LVM & had my /home & another file systems in it encrypted. ( i remember the passwords but forgot the cipher protocol used ) I installed Ubuntu without ...
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passphrase failed for encrypted disk after GRUB menu

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Kubuntu 13.10 on two separate physical disks (SSD). I have two partitions for Ubuntu: an unencrypted "/boot" and an encrypted "/". Everything was working ...
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LUKS hdd encryption: Maximum maximum password length?

Is there any maximum lenght of the passphrase in the hardrive encryption option on ubuntu (luks)?
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where to write the data during disk encryption?

When a partition is encrypted, a new block device(mapping) will be created inside /dev/mapper. Now where the data should be written? Into the newly created partition or the original device(backed ...
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Password to unlock LUKS volume requested multiple times even after correct password is given

Please help! There is win7 on separate logical volume. Then installed Ubuntu on a encrypted LVM (it is contains of two encrypted PV's). Everything's fine, but LUKS password asked for 5-8 times when ...
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cryptsetup - LUKS vs. Truecrypt

this question may already been made but I'd like to know how secure LUKS / cryptsetup is compared to TrueCrypt. What is the advantage and what is the disadvantage?
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Recover ENCFS files

Last month I encripted a file I reinstalled the OS but I cant recover the encripted file that I encripted with encfs in the last installation How can I do Thanks p.s. same passord.
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How to encrypt Ubuntu 14.04 and all data inside Ubuntu 14.04

I am testing Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 using an ISO file inside Oracle VirtualBox. My computer is 32 bits, with 4 GB of RAM, and operates with Windows XP-SP3 as the Host system. Ubuntu ...
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Swap not availlable

I have noticed that my swap is not available. This could explain why my computer freezes every so often when I am using it heavily. I installed 14.04 64-bit with an encrypted folder, which ...
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Ubuntu Username / Home Directory Changed - Now Files & Settings Are Gone

================================== UPDATE - 6/20 #tangodown I went ahead and executed 'cp -rfp /home/OLD /home/NEW' Now, I have some additional hidden folders in '/home/NEW', and it also has a new ...
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Different users with different encrypted workplace?

When installing Ubuntu there is an option to encrypt the workplace. Now for one user I would have an encrypted place. That´s fine, but what if I would like to add later a second user. For that user2 I ...
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Add second disk to encrypted laptop [duplicate]

I have installed cleanly 14.04 AMD64 onto my laptop which has two (SSD) disks. I used the default install with full disk encryption option on the first disk. However I'd now like to add a second disk ...
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How can I dual boot an encrypted laptop?

I recently installed linux mint 17 and opted to encrypt my laptop. However when I attempted to dual boot ubuntu, linux mint (obviously) doesn't show up. What options (if any) do I have?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Can't Log In With Correct Password

For some reason I can no longer log in to my account. This happened after changing my password. Sometime after that I accidentally unplugged the computer which shut it down. Once restarted I could ...
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Will performance be worse if I encrypt the entire Hard Drive / SDD?

If I use whole disk encryption, will I notice a drop in performance? And what about for a SSD? And I see that there is a option in my bios that enables Intel AES-NI does this have any effect on my ...
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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over it

I have a 1TB HDD and some days ago I did a mess That disk had: One EXT3 partition ( / ) One EXT3 partition ( /boot ) One LUKS LVM which had a EXT3 partition of about 200 GB I wanted to replace ...
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What's an alternative to Truecrypt with exact same feature set? [duplicate]

Does any software for Ubuntu exist that does the exact same thing as Truecrypt? I know there is a version of Truecrypt for all platforms, but the developers abandoned the project. Please don't just ...
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Recovering encrypfs Encrypted Home from LiveCD [duplicate]

Background: I have this laptop that I installed ubuntu on a while ago, I think it was lucid lynx? I am currently more updated and on 12.04. Anyway at that point I didn't know the first thing about ...
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What are the alternatives for storing encrypted files on Ubuntu now that Truecrypt has ceased development? [closed]

Truecrypt seems to have suddenly, and strangely, become unavailable. I have some files that I would like to keep in a secure, encrypted area of my hard drive. Truecrypt worked perfectly, so ...
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How to tell if my home is encrypted or not?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 a while ago and can not remember whether I chose to have my home folder encrypted or not. How can I find out easily whether my own home on my machine is encrypted (while ...
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Unable to log in after full disk encryption + separate Encfs encryption of home directory

I followed this (german) guide to set up an encrypted ubuntu system. However I wanted to have my home directory on a separate disk and also encrypted, but using encfs. So I chose a partition on ...
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VNC Server Security

First, we need to make sure VNC server only listens on localhost. What is the meaning of this line will it listen remote connection when we onfigure it to listen localhost only? Recommended ...
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Mount file system path as encrypted?

I know how to mount an encrypted ext4 partition. However, now I want to do the opposite. I want to mount a folder of an existing partition somewhere else in my filesystem, but when accessing it, files ...
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How do I move an encrypted home folder without using that particular installation. [closed]

I'm attempting to move my encrypted home folder to a back up so I can format that particular partition so I can reinstall another OS in its place. Problem is, this linux partition which some of my ...
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Partition table lost - how to recover lost LUKS partition, I have some backup partitioning data

Thanks for choosing to take a look and help. The problem is this: I have a 1TB external hard disk with One encrypted partition(about 286 gb) - luks (I'll call this EP) One unencrypted ...
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Syncing dm-crypted drives?

I have 2 usb sticks, 8GB each: usb1 = /dev/sdb usb2 = /dev/sdc usb1 is a full dm-crypted drive and I am currently using usb2 as a backup, just incase usb1 fails. I am cloning usb1 to usb2 using ...