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

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ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED files and folders

I had a problem using my old hard drive, so I'm willing to recover the files in it, but it is encrypted, and all the files and folders are named ENCRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED and some gibbberish... The ...
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e2label error message

I am trying to rename 3 HDD, previously encrypted with Utility Disk. The problem is that whenever I try to use the e2label from CLI i get the following error msg: Couldn't find valid filesystem ...
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full disc encryption with SSD

I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu onto my laptop. If I use full encryption, which I desire, how will this impact performance of the SSD and FSTRIM? Will I still be able to use it or will it be ...
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how to list or change name to HDD in nautilus

In Ubuntu 12.04, I have added three old HDD after formatting and encrypting them with disk util. They work fine, no issues of functioning, however I don't know how to change the order they appear in ...
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Seahorse/gnupg: encryption not working properly in 14.10

I installed both 32bit and 64bit Utopic Unicorn on 2 PCs. As I usually do, I copied the .gnupg folder into the /home directory and installed seahorse-nautilus. Now I can decrypt my old files as usual ...
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grub2: system restart after menu (nvidia, crypt)

I got a ThinkPad T410i and I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. Grub is showing up but if I select any Ubuntu boot option the system does a reboot. My first search brought up to add nomodeset because of the ...
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Passphrase failed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 but few weeks ago, it didn't accept my passphrase. I am sure I am putting it right. It contains special characters ))(( I tried to use live USB and the volume is shown as ...
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Can Luks Be Used To Encrypt an NTFS Partition in Ubuntu?

(And then Boot into Full Windows With Luks Running Silently In the Background) I have a client that is completely unable to use Linux, but I was thinking maybe there was a way to setup their computer ...
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cryptsetup - LUKS vs. Truecrypt [closed]

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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Enable typing in passphrase textbox after Ubuntu reboot (14.10)

My Ubuntu VirtualBox VM upgraded itself two days ago to 14.10. Now whenever I reboot the text on the enter the passphrase screen is clipped on the edges and I cannot type at all in the textbox (using ...
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TRIM and encrypted home folders

I have enabled TRIM for my root partition by adding discard in /etc/fstab, following How to enable TRIM? They mention that special steps are needed if I have an encrypted partition. I have encrypted ...
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Cannot create partition

I've recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot along side my Windows 7 installation, they're both installed on the same SSD which all seems to be working fine. I have another 3TB HHD which I use for ...
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Does my laptop have AES-NI support?

I have 64bit quad-core processor AMD A6-3420M APU in my HP g6 Pavilion laptop. Do you know whether my processor supports AES-NI, or how I could find that out? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit version, ...
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Recovering settings from zombie hibernation

Ok this is weird. I have hibernation and full-disk encryption. It works fine for a long time. Then suddenly something weird happens today. Let's reconstruct the events as it happens: I have a ...
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how to run private internet access software from /user/local

So I installed private internet access software in /user/local because it was not connecting to a server. I read that cause of encrypted home directory it wouldn't run, something to do with suid, ...
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Encrypting filesystems on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 server on an HP ProLiant ML110 which had previously been running 12.04 and which has two additional hard disks containing data in an unencrypted form. I didn't ...
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Mount and access encrypted LVM on second drive

On one machine I have an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sda that I can boot into. On the same machine is a second drive with an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sdb (that ...
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Hard disk decryption, forgotten key

I am using ubuntu14.04. During installation, I encrypted my hard disk. Now, I forgot my key and I have a lot of important data on my system that I want to recover. Is there a way to change my ...
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Update GRUB with encrypted LVM on second volume/drive?

On one machine I have an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sda that I can boot into. On the same machine is a second drive with an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sdb (that ...
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ssh-agent doesn't store passphrase between remote logins

I am trying to get my git repositories on my office computer to connect to my Bitbucket account via ssh. I've generated the key and uploaded the public key. I also did the following: eval $(ssh-agent ...
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Stuck in log-in loop, Ubuntu randomly crashes, Windows still boots first

I'd really appreciate it if someone could shed some light on 3 problems of mine: I tried to reset my forgotten account password using the "standard way" in this guide. However, when I enter the new ...
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passphrase/keyring management: 14.04 whole disk encryption

With 14.04 whole disk encryption can one add multiple passphrases and/or revoke them ?
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Help needed to identify/remove randomly named “ghost” folder in home directory

So, I found a folder called "Yfmo_1BrUs" right in my home directory and I do not know how it got there (meaning which application created it). The name is weird but gives a clue that it was ...
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linux clone encrypted drive to smaller drive

I want to upgrade my laptop's drive with more speed, so I want to clone my current harddisk to an ssd. Unfortunately they're not the same size. I already found this question, but I'm unhappy with the ...
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Encryption selected while installing Ubuntu but hard drive isn't encrypted

I have selected "encrypt new Ubuntu installation" on the Ubuntu 14.04 installer and typed in a passphrase setup. But after the installation was done my hard drive isn't encrypted. There is no ...
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How to recover documents from an HDD with Ubunutu 14.04 installed?

Not as simple as the question states. I will try and cut a long story straight...: Dell Latitude E6410 with Ubunutu 14.04 Installed. Motherboard crapped out on me. Luckily was able to be repaired ...
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How do I enable Ubuntu (using full disk encryption) to call LUKSsupend before sleeping/suspending to RAM?

This question is related to another one by @Stefan, but it is not a duplicate of it. The questions are slightly different: the author simply wanted to know if this had been implemented, while I'm ...
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How do I decrypt BitLocker-encrypted external hard drive on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a 1TB Transcend external Hard drive, which is already encrypted with BitLocker (Windows feature for encrypting drives), I removed my Windows OS and now using Ubuntu 14.04 but unfortunately ...
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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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14.04 automatic ssh sync tool needed(backup)

Currently I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would wish to make an automatic backup of my local drive to the university server. This server I can access to via ssh (no root rights). I am looking for a ...
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How can I encrypt Deja-Dup backups with a GPG public key?

Deja Dup, the default backup tool in Ubuntu, allows encryption of backups by means of a password. How can I encrypt my backups using my GPG public key? This Debian bug report requests this ...
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Problem using 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase'

I have 2 laptops running Ubuntu 14.04. 1> The Toshiba supplies the mount passphrase when I run 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase' 2> When I run 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase' the HP does not supply ...
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Encrypted home mount for single session on Ubuntu?

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 as my remote server and I have a purpose of keeping my important files on that server under encrypted home folder. I did this and it works; I send my files to the server ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda2 extended partition with gparted live cd

I recently got a message while updating some programs that my /boot is full. I've been on other posts and everyone says delete files in /boot but I thought making it bigger seems more logical and ...
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Encrypted Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 14 on separate SSDs

I've found many questions concerning dual booting Windows/Ubuntu on separate drives, but I'm not sure about doing it when the Windows 8.1 drive is encrypted with BitLocker. How would I go about ...
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mount.ecryptfs_private ALIAS feature

Situation: I have my $home on a hard drive which is full, bought a new one and about to use it. Gparted did it's thing and what I'd like to do is mounting this new drive (/dev/sdb1) as $home/newdrive. ...
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What to do about “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present”?

While booting Ubuntu 12.04, the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present is showing. What is this? Is this is an error?
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 encrypt home directory

I am trying to encrypt the home directory of a user. I have found this guide on howtogeek. I have then tested the guide on a virtual machine with a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (which had all the ...
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14.04 whole disk encryption can I have multiple passphrases or revoke a passphrase

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the whole disk encrypted: Is it possible to have multiple passphrases (1 per authorized employee) and to be able to revoke their passphrase when they leave the company ?
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How can I fully backup my fully encrypted disk before upgrading to Trusty from Precise?

My computer is currently running Precise, and using full disk encryption. I'm nervous that if there are any complications when upgrading to Trusty, I won't be able to revert due to my disk being ...
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How To Remove Ubuntu's Passphrase(not user password) at boot? [duplicate]

I have a new computer, but my parents now are using my laptop. I installed Ubuntu on it a few months ago. They say that the boot passphrase takes too long. What could I do to remove it? I'm also ...
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Entering an encrytion phrase through a serial port connection

I am building an Ubuntu 14.04 stand alone server, text install. I have rerouted the console through serial port /dev/ttyS0. During boot I am getting the full boot up display through the serial port. ...
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Swap not working on clean 14.04 install using encrypted home

Update 3: I decided to reinstall the system from scratch to remove any old cruft lying around since I had been experiencing some other issues after the upgrade aswell. Howver, this issue persisted. ...
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Ubuntu can't mount / format formerly TrueCrypt encrypted SD card which works on Windows 8

I have a 2GB SD card which I completely encrypted with TrueCrypt some time ago. However, I lost the key and there was no valuable data on it. Windows 8 formatted it to fat32 without any problems and ...
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Protect sensitive data on laptop

I planning to take my Ubuntu 14.10 laptop to the computer service for some cleanup. Should I care about my sensitive data safety? Is it possible to stole from system storage device: SSH keys ...
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Is there a way to encrypt the entire hard drive after you have already installed Ubuntu 14.04?

How would you go about encrypting your entire system drive after you already have installed Ubuntu? I have Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS and I am using a laptop so I would like to have my data encrypted.
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Mount LUKS encrypted hard drive at boot

I have Xubuntu 14.04 on a SSD device (the HOME was encrypted correctly during intallation), additionally I have a HDD with a encrypted partition with extra data which I would like to mount in ...
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alternative of dmg for ubuntu (to password protect folders)

I used dmg files on Mac osx to password protect files. I can create a password protected zip file. But decompression is very long for big files. On other hand dmg are so fast in mounting. So is ...
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Create randomly encrypted swap when installing 14.04.1?

How do I create a randomly encrypted swap partition when doing a clean install of 14.04.1? This option was available in the text-based partman in 12.04, but I can't find it in the graphical partition ...
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I can't open secured PDF in Ubuntu (open password), but can in Windows XP

I can open a certain PDF in Windows XP like any other, but I can't open the same PDF in Ubuntu because I get asked for "open password". In XP Foxit reader shows that the file is secured for all ...