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Migrating xp laptops with encryption to Windows 7

We are starting to look at migrating our systems to Windows 7 from XP. I've been playing with MDT 2010 doing automated installs and using USMT. I haven't started looking at how migrating xp laptops ...
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When to use Truecrypt, and when not to?

I have about 30 (this number will most likely grow over the next few years to 50 or more) unencrypted laptops that I have been tasked to encrypt (entire drive). These machines will be used off site ...
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Solaris, ZFS, Encrypted Boot to Secure Off Site Servers

We will be setting up a system for off site servers. All the hard disk data will be encrypted. The plan is to have a two part boot (if possible). The first part boots up and continually asks for the ...
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Encrypted partitions with redundancy on ubuntu server

Hey I have to make a file system with an encrypted partition with on ubuntu server. something like Unencrypted: / - 10 GB /home - 10GB /var - 5GB -------------- Encrypted: /opt - 50GB This I can ...
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What cipher is the “best” or better for LUKS?

I am looking for strong cipher for LUKS, currently I am thinking about SHA512, but encryption is not my cup of tea, so could you give me your hints, what are you using for encryption?
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Data encryption on VPS

I know there is no way to completely secure a running system, however I'd like to do do what ever is possible. I'm not sure how to phrase the question, but basically, I'd like to secure the data on ...
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What do you do about staff and personal laptops?

Today, one of our developers had his laptop stolen from his house. Apparently, he had a full svn checkout of the company's source code, as well as a full copy of the SQL database. This is one ...
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Why make random file for loopback device for encrypted file system?

I have read a few tutorials on setting up an encrypted file system using cryptsetup. They all start with the following creation of a random file dd if=/dev/urandom of=/etc/cryptfile bs=1M count=10 ...
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recover LUKS password centos

I know that it may sound stupid but I forgot the encryption LUKS password(after a year of no-activity on that specific server) so I was wondering if there is any way to disable or reset this password. ...
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Full disk encryption on linux (ubuntu) w/o re-installing - possible?

I work at a company that takes security very seriously (like most). Our IT guy came in today to prepare us mentally to re-install our systems after he'll apply the new encryption policy (which will ...
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Encrypt remote linux server

One of my customers has requested that their web server is encrypted to prevent offline attacks to highly sensitive data contained in a mysql database and also /var/log. I have full root access to the ...
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Linux crypted filesystem : is there actually big issues?

as a SaaS provider with sensitive informations we think about crypted filesystem (under Linux) but is there any problem about performances or maintenance if the filesystem crash? We want to use it on ...
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Fix a Truecrypt Volume

I've have a backup volume using truecrypt (USB Disk, entire disk (eg /dev/sdb)) accidentally added to a Windows System and then using windows that disk has been initialized. No other action has been ...
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Recommended drive encryption solution

I will soon be purchasing a number of laptops running Windows 7 for our mobile staff. Due to the nature of our business I will need drive encryption. Windows BitLocker seems the obvious choice, but it ...
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Windows XP Full Disk Encryption - What are the options?

I've been ask to look at full disk encryption software for our mobile users. We're running Windows XP SP3 PCs on a domain and my understanding is that we will not be upgrading to Vista and have no ...
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Mounting encrypted drive/partition on Linux

I have a Laptop, on which the OS has got corrupted and gives a system32\config not found error. To recover my data, I can boot it using Knoppix but I am not able to mount my partition. My partition ...