Questions tagged [disk-encryption]

Disk encryption is a special case of data at rest protection when the storage media is a sector-addressable device (e.g., a hard disk).

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Best practices with respect to hard drive reconstruction

I would like to be able to store encrypted information on my computer, that no one else is able to read without the right password, even if they have complete access to the computer. There are of ...
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What's the most secure way to fully encrypt an Android 6.0 phone without circumstances?

I have Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 6.0 and would like fully encrypt it in the most secure way. What would be the best thing here? I'd like to avoid doing convoluted things like installing ROMs and ...
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Accessible data when hard-drive is encrypted

I recently acquired a new computer so I decided to try a few things, such as disk-encryption (fir the record, I installed Ubuntu 15.10, made only one partition, wiping everything that was here). I ...
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Disk Encryption - Extended Boot Record protection

I posted something like this on SuperUser some months ago, but thought I'd try the security focused site. Anyway, I am working on a Disk Encryption project using OPAL drives. The OS is Linux, and is ...
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Securely wipe external drive with Windows only [duplicate]

Consider following 2 disk wipe procedures, using only vanilla Windows installation: First do a quick-format to make the disk appear empty, then do one of these: Just do full format of the disk. ...
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Secure distributed storing and querying of [medical] data?

Comparing ways of distributing and securely storing and querying structured and schemaless data. Currently I am using MongoDB, but am looking into (Postgres|MySQL)&CryptDB, Cassandra and others. ...
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Read-Only USB thumb as Linux boot encryption authentication [closed]

I would like to have a physical key to decrypt Linux machines at boot. This is just an idea and I would like to know if there are already projects or established methods to achieve this. Let me ...
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Is it possible to reset the password of an encrypted disk?

I have encrypted my linux partitions. I would know if there's practically a method for overwrite the de-encryption password requested at boot, mounting the hard disk on another pc. EDIT I'm asking ...
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How do I change LUKS backend to OpenSSL?

I know there is a way to do it, but I don't know how to do it: the default backend for LUKS is libgcrypt and I want to test it with the openssl cryptographic library. I was told that there is a ...
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Which is more secure a full disk or file encryption? [duplicate]

There are probably two ways to encrypt your computer full disk encryption which completely locks down the computer between when it is off and when it has booted but after everything loads you computer ...
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physical access proof smart card for disk encryption [closed]

Current full disk encryption on mobile devices rely on low entropy passwords like PIN numbers or pattern locks. Being able to use a smartcard with such mobile devices is a tempting idea. I know that ...
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The Pirate Bay's new Hosting Architecture [closed]

I read this article a moment ago: http://www.geek.com/news/the-pirate-bay-is-now-hosted-anonymously-in-the-cloud-1522725/ But it was very light on details. Is an architecture as described in this ...
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How safe are encrypted file systems and how does their updates work? [closed]

Not so long ago the media widely discussed the deciphering of the encrypted iPhone of a terrorist in the United States. Apple said it was impossible to decrypt. Edit: The iPhone was encrypted, and ...
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BitLocker versus CryptoLocker

Can BitLocker be an effective protective measure against cryptolockers and ransomware class of attacks? Were there evidences of (un)successful intrusion/encryption attempts on volumes with enabled ...
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Will files added to an encrypted drive be encrypted as well? [closed]

If we do disk encryption on a drive and add some files later on, will they be encrypted or not?
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What is the most “out-of-the-box” secure OS for a home user? [closed]

This question will encompass several topics and may also include user opinion. Here is the question, and how I want you to qualify it: Question: What is the most "out-of-the-box" secure OS for a ...
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Is there a way to secure a Linux machine in a way that no one else (but me) can access its contents? [closed]

And I mean, even if someone tries rooting with a Live CD, even if one takes the HDD away and plug it in somewhere else, etc... I want to be able to give a client a machine with a service running, but ...
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How to prevent unwanted people from getting image of my hdd? [closed]

I have done a little search about this topic but could not find anything. Even if my hdd is removed from my computer, its contents should not be read or copied.
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Is it possible to encrypt a virtual machine using virtualbox? [closed]

Is it possible to encrypt a virtual machine using virtualbox, and not leave accessible to the users of the machine where it hosted, and not allow any file to be extracted it with some program ? The ...