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Questions tagged [encryption]

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 can I decrypt my HD?

I'm trying to decrypt my disk and turn off FileVault, but I can't do that. Firstly, the Turn Off FileVault... button is disabled. Locked Unlocked Secondly, I try sudo fdesetup disable with Terminal ...
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Automatically Mount Encrypted Core Storage Volume (10.14.4+)

Prior to Mojave 10.14.4, macOS would automatically attempt to mount locked Core Storage volumes, and if the necessary password was found in the current user's keychain this would occur automatically. ...
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How do I use my GPG agent for SSH everywhere?

On my system, I'm trying to set up SSH authentication through my GPG agent (installed via brew). So far, I have this working in my terminal thanks to adding the following lines to ~/.profile: # ...
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Encrypted drive log of mounts/unmounts?

Do encrypted volumes contain any log telling when they were mounted and unmounted? I have several encrypted USB thumb drives and I would like to know whether someone has tried to put them into ...
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unlock macOS encrypted Volume on linux

How can i unlock a Partition that has been created and encrypted using Apples Disk Utility on a linux machine? There are 2 formats one can encrypt Volumes with Disk Utility : CoreStorage encrypted ...
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Disk encryption format for external drives that works on both macos and linux

Is there any disk encryption scheme or format that can be used on both macos and linux? Linux cannot read Apple's drive encryption format, and LUKS is not supported on MacOS. I tried using VeraCrypt ...
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FileVault alternative

Re. this question on Super user, I can't use iPad + Luna as primary monitor and FileVault simultaneously. My question is then, is there another way to conveniently encrypt the Document folder on the ...
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Creating Encrypted Time Capsule disk is taking DAYS!

I bought a G-Drive 8TB external USB-C hard drive to use as a Time Machine disk for my new 15" 2018 MacBook which is appointed with 32GB of RAM & 4TB SSD storage. Snappiest MacBook you can buy, or ...
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Open Bitlocker USB stick on OS X

I have a USB stick encrypted by Windows 7 built-in tool (bitlocker). I would like to open it on my OS X El Capitan. When I open it, all I get is a file "BitLockerToGo.exe" and another "Read Me.url" ...
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Private / Public Key

Provisioning profiles are available in ~/Library/MobileDevice/Provisioning\ Profiles. But, when creating a Certificate Signing Request, where are the public and private key stored on Mac OS? Meaning,...
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Full Disk Encryption with Time Machine Backup

I don't know the appropriate setup to encrypt whole disk drive using FileVault 2 and Automatically backup it without issues. Currently, I'm using a 2nd-gen Intel i7 MBP running macOS High Sierra 10.13....
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Mail.app : What do the padlock icons mean?

If I encrypt an email with S/MIME an icon showing a CLOSED padlock is displayed under "Security". However, if I encrypt using OpenPGP it's an OPEN padlock icon. Both are followed by the word "...
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Decrypting external HD via terminal, seems stuck

I originally started to encrypt an external drive via right clicking the image and hitting "encrypt". It got to about 4% progress when I decided to reverse the process. Running OSX Sierra. I ran a ...
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Time Machine: Enable encryption on a locally connected disk without deleting the existing content of said disk?

I have an external FireWire-disk directly connected to a computer for backups using Time Machine. So far, these backups have been unencrypted but now I want to start encrypting my backups (the current ...
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Certificate encrypts, but won't decrypt emails

I obtained a .p12 file from my employer for its internal public key infrastructure that should allow me to sign, encrypt and decrypt emails. I have installed it as a profile on my iOS device and can ...
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FileVault stuck on decrypting 90%

I couldn't partition my hard drive because FileVault was turned on. I then started decrypting, but it got stuck on 90%. After 4 days at 90%, I can still access my device, but it's laggy and ...
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How to view progress when encrypting a disk?

Mountain Lion allows one to encrypt any disk by right-clicking on the disk in the Finder and selecting Encrypt from the contextual menu. Is there anyway to check on the progress of this encryption ...
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macOS Mojave hibernatemode 25 | Dark Wake/ sleep wake

I have set hibernate mode to 25 and the standby time to 0 in macOS Mojave. Now my idea is that the Mac goes to deep sleep (no power to RAM). Most of the time it works; if I open the lid I see this ...
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How to decrypt shared WiFi passwords?

With the introduction of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, a new feature was added: Sharing WiFi Passwords. This awesome and convenient feature comes with one draw back: The passwords are stored in ...
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Timemachine backups to Encrypted APFS partition. Checkbox turn off encryption

I am trying to use a newly created APFS encrypted case sensitive APFS partition with Time Machine backups. If I do not check the box encrypt backups, it prompts for the password to turn off encryption....
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Encrypt drive with private key?

Is there any way to encrypt my drive with a private key, and no external tools (to be installed), and then unlock via command-line? I'm referring to my second drive and not my boot drive. I’m not ...
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Disable ECDSA SSH Host keys

I would like to disable ECDSA SSH host keys. I deleted the existing keys: $ sudo rm -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key* I uncomment ECDSA in /etc/ssh/sshd_config $ grep -i ecdsa /etc/ssh/sshd_config #...
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Multiple Time Machine backups, both encrypted and unencrypted

I have an unencrypted Time Machine backup with a long history. I'm planning to add a brand new disk to the Time Machine, and use both to do backups simultaneously. The new disk will be stored in an ...
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How does FileVault work compared to LUKS

I currently use LUKS to encrypt my the drive of my Linux computer. I am planning to buy a Mac and want to enable full-disk encryption. With LUKS you will be prompted for your password before the ...
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Possible to find iPhone encrypted backup password in Keychain files?

is there a way to recover your iPhone backup password (for encrypted backups) in Keychain or anywhere on a new MacBook?
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Spotlight not finding folders, files, or apps in High Sierra

I can't be sure it's related but after I turned on File Encryption Spotlight just stopped working on files folders and apps. I tried all the advice I saw in this post on this forum and more, including ...
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Encrypting issue, laptop restarting all the time

I started an Encryption process on my 12TB RAID 1 LaCie 2Big (APFS) a few days ago. The drive contained 2.5TB data. The laptop was crashing and restarting several times. Then I plugged the drive ...
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Problem while updating to macOS High Sierra (Target is not convertible to AFPS)

I started my update at night and woke up in the morning to this screen, stuck at the same place for hours now. The error log is a long sequence of the same two lines. isConvertableToAPFS: was called ...
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Need a cli to check the sha256 hash of a file

To check the sha1 of a file I would use openssl sha1 <file> I'm not sure what to use to check the sha256 hash of the file however, what would you recommend?
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Encrypt folder on Mac without dmg file so that the contents can expand in size

I want to encrypt some folders on my Mac. I know there is a way of doing it by making a dmg file, but I also want to keep editing those folders. So I just want to encrypt that folder while being able ...
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Updating to Mojave & enabling FileVault at the same time

Recently I decided to update to Mojave. Additionally, FileVault encyption was mandated remotely. Upon the reboot all hell broke loose. The output of "diskutil apfs list" tells me Macintosh HD is "Not ...
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APFS encryption problem - two external disks stuck at 10%

macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) both disks are seagate 4TB (each with less than 1TB used) I foolishly decided to encrypt both my external hard disks (that hold the same data) simultaneously. I worked ...
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APFS encryption passphrase questions

Out of curiosity, I have a couple of questions regarding APFS passphrases. Using diskutil I found out that each APFS encrypted volume includes several cryptographic users, which at least in my system ...
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Does FileVault encrypt the disk instantly?

I have recently found that FileVault is disabled on my machine. Although I remember that I set "encrypt" option when I was setting the machine up. I opened System Preferences and enabled FileVault. ...
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How to use HFS+ encrypted partition as Time Machine backup drive

I formatted one partition on my external drive as MacOS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). Now when I open Time Machine and want to use that partition I see a checkbox Encrypt backups. Because I don'...
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File Vault Paused

Im trying to update to High Sierra, But can't because my file vault is currently encrypting. (so says the error message) However, when I check the status, it shows that it is "paused" and has been ...
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Missing “view” button in disk utility

I'm unable to encrypt an external hard drive because the encryption option seems to be missing. Various answers pointed to doing something with the 'partition' button, but that button is greyed out. ...
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Will one or several shut down during filevault decryption harm things?

So I have a keyboard / mouse issue; neither built-in will work.. To troubleshoot that, I'd like to make changes and restart a couple times. One thing I tried was disable FileVault manually from ...
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iPhone thief phished iCloud password. Can they decrypt iPhone contents?

Long story short, a close friend had their iPhone stolen a few months ago. Just yesterday they got a text saying their phone was found with a link claiming to show the phone's location. Unfortunately, ...
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APFS Encrypted vs APFS + FileVault?

I upgraded the SSD in a Mac Mini and I'm reinstalling Mojave via internet recovery. The disk is completely erased right now, and when creating a new partition it asks me if I want to choose APFS or ...
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Is cloud syncing possible with FileVault?

Today, on my professional computer, I wanted to open a personal document (PDF) directly from Dropbox website. However, it was impossible for Dropbox to show a preview of this PDF file (This file can’t ...
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APFS decryption stuck

A week ago, I updated my Macbook Pro to 10.13 and reformatted both internal disks (SSH and HDD) to encrypted APFS. So far the SSD is working but I have a problem with the HDD. I can't mount the APFS ...
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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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How an I confirm my Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard is encrypted?

I have a MacBook pro Retina 15, Late 2013 running Mojave. I also have an off brand Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard ( GeneralKeys PX-4068-675 ). The keyboard connects fine to the MacBook WITHOUT asking for a ...
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Password protecting a macOS .dmg file with a keyfile instead of a password, without using veracrypt

I need to create either an ISO, ZIP archive, or DMG image on Mac OS that is LOCKED, and can only be unlocked and decrypted using a special external keyfile. Essentially, this is the exact same thing ...
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sparsebundle reverting to read-only

I have a wireless drive [WD My Passport Pro] and of course I want to encrypt it, but of course there's no way to encrypt the actual drive with FDE and still have it recognized by the Passport's ...
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Opening/saving encrypted zip file from iOS mail app

I have a problem with opening an encrypted/protected by a password zip file from an e-mail in an iOS mail app. I can enter the preview of the file, however it is a blank page with the file name only ...
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iPhone backup encryption with password cannot be disabled

Hi have backups which encrypted with passwords and i know the backup password, i can restore it. There is not any problem. But i want to disable encrypting backup with password, here is the problem. ...
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Filevault for all volumes

I'm using High Sierra, I have my main Macintosh HD encrypted using Filevault. However in Disk Utility there is an option to create new volumes that share space with container. So finally I have ...
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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 ...