the process of converting information using an algorithm (or cipher) to render the information unreadable to anyone who doesn't have the algorithm (also known as a key)

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How (in)vulnerable is OS X to encryption ransomware?

These days, malicious software seems to be infecting Windows computers, encrypting their data against their will, and asking for a Bitcoin ransom in exchange for the encryption key. In order for ...
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I can't use Mail.app in El Capitan to encrypt email with a self-signed certificate

I generated a self-signed root S/MIME certificate using Certificate Assistant. I made sure the resulting certificate was in my Keychain, and trusted it explicitly. In attempts to send encrypted mail ...
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Is there a way to encrypt data on iCloud?

I currently use Backblaze for online backup. I am thinking of switching to just storing all my documents on my iCloud drive. With Backblaze, you can set an encryption key. Without this key no one ...
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truecrypt 7.1a requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later on Yosemite 10.10

After reading articles about the state of Truecrypt in February 2015, I decided to download the last stable version of Truecrypt that allows full usage of Truecrypt: that is, version 7.1a 7.2 ...
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Encryption on USB - Mac & Windows partitions

I have a 64GB USB stick which I want to use on both my (Mountain Lion) iMac and my (work) Windows 7 laptop. I don't want to or need to share files across platforms and require the following ...
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How can I encrypt a disk where diskutil cs convert reports “a problem”, leaves disk unreadable?

I'm trying to encrypt my Time Machine backup volume, but diskutil refuses, and leaves the disk unreadable (but repairable using Linux). How can I proceed? It's a Western Digital Elements 107C 3TB ...
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FileVault: How come a new user can log in without disk password?

I thought I had enabled full volume encryption on my OS X 10.9.5 MBP. Then I created a new user and when rebooting, this new user is able to log in without knowing the password for the disk. The ...
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Selling old MacBook. Best way to clear HDD?

I'm selling my current MacBook (2011 MPB). Since purchase I have had FileVault enabled (Mac OS X Snow Leopard), thus making me think that I can merely clear the data and not worry about having to ...
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Portable encrypted USB stick

I would like to have an encrypted USB stick that I can use with Windows and OS X. I could format it as FAT32 and then have a encrypted image files (more than one due to the file size limitation of ...
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Turn off encrypted backup on iPhone that has a profile without removing profiles

I have iPhones that have profiles on them that were password protected profiles and those passwords have been lost. So we need to wipe the iphones and was hoping to to a backup first and then restore ...
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Has El Capitan Disk Utility Removed Encryption Options?

With Mavericks I would unlock an encrypted disk using "Disk Utility", but in El Capitan the "Unlock" button isn't there.
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How can I use Jabber with OTR on IOS?

I would like to use Jabber with OTR Encoding on my iPad. Which clients are supporting this? Apps already tried: ChatSecure doesn't seem to work with XMPP. IM+ Pro is not recommended. Trillian has ...
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Encrypt home directory only

I have a shared computer that is primarily for my use, but occasionally when I'm out of the office others would like to use it. These others require Administrator access to be able to install ...
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Use backup drive with Snow Leopard

I have two Macs, one is running Snow Leopard and can't be updated any further. The other is running El Capitan. I use FileVault on the latter and I also want to backup the latter to a 1TB external ...
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How can I get files off of a Mac when the display is broken?

I need to get files off of my mac, and SSH and RDP are both disabled. My screen is broken, and my SSD is encrypted by FileVault. Now, I do have one advantage: An external monitor. However, it will ...
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Encrypting contents of Macbook Air [duplicate]

How much of a performance hit is there when encrypting the contents on a Macbook Air? I'm at the point in its setup where it asks me if I want to encrypt. If I say "no", can I encrypt it later?
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How to get the FileVault recovery key?

I want to mount my (non-bootable) Filevault encrypted drive on Linux. I know the user-facing password to decrypt it, but not the recovery key. From what I've read, I assume that the recovery key is ...
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Can't unlock encrypted external drive with filevault (osx)

I formated my external drive on mavericks, and then on Lion, sometimes I had to wait some time to unlock the volume. Other times I had to do a disk repair and only after that OSx accepts my password ...
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Drive does not stay mounted

I created an encrypted RAID 0 disk following Why doesn't FileVault work on a RAID volume? on a WD My Passport Pro $ diskutil cs createLVG TimeMachineLVG disk5 Started CoreStorage operation ...
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How can I clear the kernel extension caches while using FileVault 2?

I have the same problem as this user, Air + Lion : plug in USB, keyboard/pad stop working , where the built-in keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro stop working (and drop out of the USB devices ...
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Encrypted disk does not accept password on Mac

I made an encrypted backup disk, and I've entered the exact correct password a few times, but system does not accept it. Any idea what is going on? Strange on other backup disk behaves in the same ...
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Can't encrypt external hard drive

I'm trying to encrypt an external drive of mine using Apple's built in drive encryption tool into OS X through Finder. The drive is formatted as Mac OS Extended(Journaled) and I'm plugging the drive ...
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Password protected drive gives error when moving from a time machine partition

Goal: Move from time machine partition Problem: Password protection gives an error. Partitioned my wd elements 500 gb into two equal sized backups, elements1 and elements2. I perform time machine ...
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Mac OS X Mail signing messages with S/MIME certificate from startssl

I've got myself an S/MIME certificate from StartSSL, which I have exported from the browser, imported into my keychain and as expected Mail.app is now signing my outgoing messages. However some ...
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Time Machine Encryption Specs

I'm looking for specs on Time Machine (TM) encryption. Does TM encrypt before transmitting over network? (i.e. 128-bit AES) What level of file encryption does it store the files as? (i.e. 128-bit ...
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How can I turn off encrypted iPhone backup without a password?

I forgot my password for iPhone backup. How can I recover the password so I can turn off the backups?
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Backup Encryption Password

My IPad 2 crashed recently and I was forced to upgrade to IOS8. However, when I try to restore my local backup it no longer recognises my password. What do I do to restore my data??? I'm running ...
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How to use File Vault 2 with 2 HDDs with the home directory on the non-boot hard drive

I have 2 hard drives on my Mac and I encrypted both Drives. My home folder was growing so I moved it off to the second hard drive. But the only drive decrypted before login is the boot drive. As such, ...
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Why does iTunesConnect ask for export compliance for every iOS app submission?

Although I like the new iTunes Connect interface, there's a massive let down on my app: it will ask for my encryption compliance form each time I submit a new binary. In the "old" iTunes Connect ...
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USB Hard Drive HFS+ Encrypted Partition Formatted / Recovery

I have a WD 1TB USB External Hard Drive that was accidentally formatted. I had formatted the disk and started writing an ISO to the disk (less than 5 seconds), when I realized it was to the wrong one. ...
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How can I enable Time Machine encryption on the command line?

Is is possible to enable encryption for a Time Machine target disk with a script or using the command line? Is an encrypted Time Machine disk really just the same as a normal disk, ...
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How to stop decryption of external drive

I've searched on the internet for a while and asked my question on apples website discussions.apple.com as well, however I haven't found and answer yet and people aren't responding on apple's site so ...
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How can I import a PGP public key into Keychain Access.app?

I have someone's PGP Public Key (.asc) and would like to import that into Keychain Access.app so that I can email them with my existing PKI certificates which I already use with Mail.app. How can I do ...
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Does Time Machine have a separate phase just for encryption?

I'm making an encrypted Time Machine backup for the first time. I had assumed it would encrypt the data as it was writing it, but now I see that (after leaving it alone for several hours) the ...
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Mail App missing TLS Certificate option when connecting to Exchange

I use a certificate to sign and encrypt emails for my iCloud account but when I try to do something similar for my Exchange account, that option is missing. This is vital as I receive encrypted ...
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How do I change the password on a Time Machine backup image?

I've tried using Disk Utility, but after entering the current password, I get a small dialog reading Unable to change password for “$image.” (Inappropriate ioctl for device). I've also tried hdiutil ...
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Does Time Machine encryption protect the entire backup drive, or only the backup file? [duplicate]

I'm new to the forum, so not completely sure what is/isn't appropriate to ask - apologies if I get this wrong! This question has already been asked and answered, but I'm looking for further ...
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Mac OS X 10.10.5 - How can I get remote access with Apple Screen Sharing with an activated Apple FileVault

I'm a developer and work from home. At home I use an Apple MacBook Pro. At work I have a Mac mini with OS X 10.10.5 and FileVault enabled. This machine is on and booted to the login screen. Other ...
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Mac OS X 10.10.5 - How can I encrypt only my home folder without Apple FileVault

How may I encrypt my home folder without using Apple FileVault? Is it possible to create an image of the user folder with DiskImage and mount that as home folder? How to make this. PS: I can't use ...
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Time machine backup or File Vault encryption of encrypted disk image

I have a small encrypted disk image on my Mac (Yosemite), containing account numbers, tax reports and such. I created it using Disk Utility, from folder, which I subsequently safely deleted. I am also ...
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How can I encrypt my VirtualBox VM?

Is there a way for me to use a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on my MacBook Air with encryption protection? I want to install a VM of Ubuntu, and if my employer calls back the hardware I don't want them ...
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How do I encrypt an external drive with FileVault 2 in OSX Yosemite

Ok, so according to https://www.apple.com/osx/what-is/security/ I should be able to encrypt ANY external drive..."with ease" using FileVault 2. I have a brand new (empty) 2TB Fantom Drive model: ...
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Encrypting from the Disk Utility vs Finder

I am testing two methods of encrypting a new hard drive. Using Disk Utility, I erased it and created two equal partitions (10GB each, the rest free space), both "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". 1) From ...
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How to monitor progress of disk decryption in recovery mode

As the title states, I am decrypting an external drive using Disk Utility in Recovery mode, and would like a way to know the progress or completion as well as any errors. Is there a known way to do ...
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John The Ripper Jumbo Package [closed]

How do I install the Jumbo version of John The Ripper? I am using Mac OSX. The documentation isn't very helpful. I am a beginner, so please don't get too technical (I need to install it for a class I ...
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How do I use Freenode IRC with SASL in Adium?

I received the following error when trying to join Freenode with Adium: *** Notice -- You need to identify via SASL to use this server I understand why they want me to use SASL in my case, and I can ...
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Can I decrypt single EncFS files?

I had a directory encrypted with encfs by MacFusion. I deleted some encfs file from there (something like .encfs6.xml, can't remember). I still have files and remember the password. Now when I want ...
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Do the symbols shown when viewing an encrypted file have any meaning?

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software and Hardware stand point prospective, I opened some encrypted files such as Keychains, FileVault, etc. I do understand that these are encrypted ...
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How do I mount an encrypted DMG on Windows

I am looking for a piece of software that can mount a DMG file on Windows or encryption software that can mount the encrypted volume as a virtual drive on Windows or mac Most of the software I have ...
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Mac mini hard drive recovery w/ encrypted partition

My Mac mini failed recently, and after taking it to the Apple store, they said it was the logic board that failed, and it would be $350ish to replace, which was not worth it to me, so I took it back. ...