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

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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) [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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automatic login and encrypted home folder [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. At some point, by accident, I apparently agreed to encrypt the home folder. Now I would need to have automatic login, but it is not working. I guess because of the ...
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How do I encrypt an external (USB) hard drive

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a Western Digital external hard drive (Passport Ultra) mounted. I want to encrypt the entire drive. WD has Windows and Mac utilities available, but nothing for ...
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Encryption of partition for dual boot setup

I would like to get Windows 7 along Ubuntu 14.04 on separate disk partitions where Windows partition is encrypted. What are the options to get this type of setup starting from empty disk drive?
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multiboot whit full encrypted disk

hi guys , i need a ubuntu over a full encrypted disk. but i have a dualboot this are my logical partitions /dev/sda1: LABEL="windows" UUID="5A622BA23B618C35" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda5: ...
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Aegis Padlock 256 bit padlock reset and now what?

OKay here is how it works: The External drive has a numeric keylock on it to open it. Top level ADMIN USER levels 5 (5 partitions) Each user has his own password and admin can delete user, change ...
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Encrypted HDD - enter passkey with on-screen keyboard and touch screen

I am building a personal media/documentation server with a (cheap) touch screen. I would like to have drive encryption, but without requiring a physical keyboard. Being only moderately experienced ...
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Ubuntu does not start after update - cannot recover data [duplicate]

I recently updated my notebook system to Ubuntu 14.04 and facing the following issue: 1) on startup: the system starts, I can input my encryption password for the harddrive, but then before getting to ...
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Auto-mount usb drive on chromebook to use with dropbox

I have replaced Chrome OS on my Acer C720 with Ubuntu 14.04, so far I'm quite happy besides the limited local storage capasity. To remedy this I have bought a 32 GB USB Drive (SanDisk Cruzer Fit) and ...
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Preseed Ubuntu installation with full disk encryption

I am trying to set up Ubuntu full disk encryption using preseeding. I was able to set things up correctly following the preseed file presented here. But I do not want to provide the default password ...
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Where does dm crypt keeps crypt list?

If we enable encryption via cryptsetup tool on linux. Where does it keeps the crypt list/ encryption disk sector information etc ? Is it resides inside the LUKS header or device mapper kernel itself ...
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Error in decrypting WEP-encrypted .pcap file

I got a pcap file containing captured WEP packets, and a WEP key to decrypt it. I tried using both Wireshark and airdecap-ng to decrypt the packet. The key is correct, so the decryption was done ...
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Hibernation causes reboot

I'm running LXDE, when I try choosing "Hibernate" from the power menu I get a GDBus.Error.org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied: Operation not permitted error. To see whether the "underlying ...
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No Swap Partition!

I'm in dire need of help. My system has become incredibly laggy and hardly usable. I have realised that this is because for some reason I'm running without virtual memory (this is not intentional). ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Manual Hard Drive Partitioning Help Needed

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...