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

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12.04 home encrypted and I have written down encryption passphrase. How to reset login password?

I set up a friend with 12.04 and he forgot his password. I encrypted his home directory and I have written down the encryption passphrase during the first boot. If he changed his password after I ...
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Server 12.04 encrypted home + decrypt using only SAMBA + Dropbox

I have windows only users who login to their home directories and I would now like to have their home directories encrypted. I've tried encrypted home feature and that works great, but I can't get ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - full-disk encryption and LVM during installation?

Does Xubuntu 14.04 also support full-disk encryption and LVM during installation like Ubuntu?
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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 disks fail to mount

I have two disks on my machine, encrypted through the Ubiquity installer. Each has a different password. Running Ubuntu 14.04 with all of the latest updates as of yesterday evening. Normally, on ...
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How do I recover my data from an encrypted home directory?

I have a big problem. When I made a upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 I lost all my data in home directory. I have only data from my home encrypted directory. What can I do? Thanks Martin
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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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encrypted USB usage

I used an encrypted IRONKEY USB disk in windows, and automatically i was asked to install the software/application for installation and used the password to access the content in it. How can use the ...
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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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Will “guided with encrypted LVM” enable TRIM on a SSD?

I currently have a little SSD (32 GB) for / and another HDD (250 GB) for /home where I use eCryptfs to encrypt my personal files. I consider buying a big SSD (500 GB) to have all the data on a SSD as ...
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Is there any way of preventing an encryptd folder from showing sundry file information?

I have set up an encrypted folder with EncFS and use it successfully through the terminal on ubuntu 14.04. One thing I have noticed though on the hidden encrypted folder while on giving away name or ...
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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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Encryption [STANDARD] Ubuntu?

During the installation of Ubuntu I ticked the encrypt system and encrypt home folder boxes. But I have heard that it is foolish to encrypt the home folder when I already have encrypted my system. So ...
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How to mount directory with NFS under encrypted folder (home dir)?

I have vagrant project with NFS synced_folders option in my home directory. Vagrant can't mount it because NFS doesn't work under encrypted directories (http://serverfault.com/a/392232/106031). How ...
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Want to reinstall fresh Ubuntu, how do I backup my apps, docs, and settings for easy setup after clean install? [duplicate]

Want to reinstall fresh Ubuntu, how do I backup my apps, docs, and settings for easy setup after clean install? I'm doing this so I can easily enable full drive encryption. Thanks guys! Sorry if this ...
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How do you restore an encrypted hard drive? Password being available

Installed by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installer: I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop onto my notebook PC, and I made a wrong decision to alter the file ownership and permissions from the root drive as ...
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Ubuntu Suspend issue with Self Encrypted Disk

I have a computer with a self Encrypted Drive (a hard drive with an AES encryption chip that requires login at boot to decypher the disk, that way it is hardware encrypted which "in theory" means zero ...
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Synaptic package manager and security / encryption

Does Synaptic package manager use security / encryption in looking for and downloading updates? Or, how can I 1)verify ssh or another protocol is being used, and/or 2)get to the screen that controls ...
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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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Why the swap partition? [duplicate]

I always encrypt my Ubuntu installations. Currently I have /boot installed on a flash drive and two encrypted partitions: / and swap. In order to log in I have to enter pass phrases for both / and ...
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Is it possible to enter password once for 2 encrypted partitions at start-up? [duplicate]

I have my ubuntu 14.04 installation set up with my / and swap partitions encrypted. They both have the same password. My /home is on a separate HDD. My user login password is different to that of the ...
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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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Using word list to brute force encrypted partition

I used the Disk Utility to encrypt an external HDD about a month ago. Now it seems that I have forgotten the password. I have formed it according to a set of rules, so I have generated a word list ...
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Anyway to bring back encrypted home information [duplicate]

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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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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How to migrate an encrypted LVM install to a new disk

I have a somewhat customised laptop install I want to move to a SSD directly, without having to reinstall Ubuntu, reinstall all the apps and make all the other changes again. The SSD is smaller, so I ...
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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 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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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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Decrypt Axcrypt encrypted file

I would like to un-encrypt files that I had previously encrypted with Axcrypt. There does seem to be a Linux version on their website, but when I run it, I get Windows related errors, and when I run ...
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14.04 with FDE and swap is missing

Helo I have a fresh install of 14.04 on a laptop with an SSD hard drive. When installing I turned on Full Disk Encryption as well as encryption of home folder. Partitioning was left to the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyring broken "signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the

So, for some reason i cant suddenly log into my main account, so i did alt+ctrl+f1 and saw the message "signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'" I can ...
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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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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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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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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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How to encrypt my `inbox` Thunderbird file.

I recently found out that Thunderbird also downloads my folders created in Hotmail. No biggie. But, those are stored in plain-text, and so it does with the inbox Thunderbird file. How can I make ...
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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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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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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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Set encrypted home passphrase

I just reinstalled Ubuntu, Natty. I set to use encrypted home, but once the system was running, I was asked to define the encrypted home passphrase. Out of haste, I skipped that, but now I want to ...
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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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Unable to install busybox-initramfs

I tried to install 13.10 Server to 2x3TB HDD with the following partioning (RAID1 + encrypted root and home) 2 times to following: 256MB EFI-Boot 500MB /boot RAID1 0,95TB / RAID1+encrypted 2TB ...