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Questions tagged [encryption]

Encryption is the process of transforming information using an algorithm to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.

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Problems with Encrypted Files

I was having problems with my main drive and decided to upgrade to a new SSD for my boot drive. Upon installing Windows I realized I could not access any of my encrypted files due to not having that ...
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How does a process like KeePass protect its memory in Windows?

I am looking at KeePass and trying to figure out how it protects its memory exactly. Is it because the use of KeePassLib.Security.ProtectedBinary class for all it's memory allocations or is it ...
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How secure is Firefox Send end-to-end encryption?

Firefox recently launched its file share service, Send. It promises end-to-end encryption: the file to share is encrypted in the sender's browser and decrypted in the recipient's browser using a key ...
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What's hiding inside this mystery audio file?

I have an unusual problem, of which I am struggling to find any answer. After cleaning out my Windows installation, I found an m4a song file set as hidden in my documents (The Mother We Share by ...
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How to solve: WARNING : deprecated key derivation used. Using -iter or -pbkdf2 would be better

I am using OpenSSL version 1.1.1b (26 Feb 2019) to encrypt/decrypt files. Everything is working fine but I am getting a Warning I do not understand. openssl enc -d -aes-256-cbc -a -pass pass:$pwd -...
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Can I enable my fingerprint lockscreen whitout enabling encryption

I like to regularly backup my data partition using TWRP. I noticed once I enable my fingerprint screen lock, TWRP is unable to access my data partition because Android 8.0 encrypts it from the moment ...
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Encrypted png file

I am trying to look at the assets of a game. I have many PNG files, but I believe they are encrypted as I can't look at them with any software I own. Can somebody help? (Btw, I believe the game was ...
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OpenSSL support for ed25519, encrypting content?

Using OpenSSL 1.1.1.b-1, I can generate an RSA keypair and use them to encrypt content: openssl genrsa -out private_key 4096 openssl rsa -in private_key -pubout -outform PEM -out public_key.pem ...
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AZURE_KEY_VAULT provider in SSRS

I've recently set up Always Encryption on an on-prem SQL Server db with the column master key in Azure Key Vault. If I SELECT from the table in SSMS with 'Column Encryption Setting=Enabled' I can read ...
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Unlock FileVault encrypted drive knowing only user password

I have an external disk which is clone of a MacBook internal disk. I used it as an external boot disk from time to time. Today when I tried to boot from it on a new MacBook it stopped working and I ...
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How to properly encrypt my whole system using VeraCrypt

When I'm trying to encrypt the system using System -> Encrypt System Partition/Drive I get an error saying, Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots. This is not ...
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External disk with encrypted Time Machine partition doesn't eject properly

I'm not sure when this started, maybe when I setup my Time Machine partition to be encrypted or maybe at a particular OS update, but the Time Machine drive no longer ejects properly. I'd love some ...
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Windows 10 WiFi password storage protection

What encryption algorithm and what key is being used to encrypt WiFi passphrase storage in Windows 10. I am trying to understand this. I looked at the XML file at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\...
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unknown tag 26 encountered bouncy castle exception

unknown tag 26 encountered at org.bouncycastle.asn1.ASN1InputStream.buildObject(Unknown Source) at org.bouncycastle.asn1.ASN1InputStream.readObject(Unknown Source) at org.bouncycastle.asn1....
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HP Client Security

So I've got a work-PC that's been encrypted through the HP client security program and it uses encryption for the main C: drive. Now there's a user in there which has files that need be extracted. The ...

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