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How to get system-wide use of Intel's AES-NI acceleration with OpenSSL 0.9.8? [migrated]

I found the following instructions to get Intel's contrib OpenSSL 0.9.8 engine code on some Westmere-based systems that we have: $ wget https://www.openssl.org/contrib/intel-accel-1.5.tar.gz $ tar ...
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Cascading Encryption Algorithm using mcrypt or GnuGP

I'm trying to a cascading cipher encryption algorithm to encrypt a textfile via mcrypt. I'm essentially trying to emulate the behavior of TrueCrypt, where it can cascade two or three different cipher ...
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Pitfalls of SSD encryption

Encrypting an SSD is a process that is sometimes warned should be done with caution. E.g. http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/DM-Crypt_with_LUKS mentions how the SSD may keep hidden space used for wear ...
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Filling the disk with random data prior to encryption?

Filling the disk with random data prior to encrypting it will supposedly make it harder for the attacker to perform any cryptanalysis. Most sources seem to state this is because it will be harder for ...