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Started by Bleu11 on 21-Jan-2017 00:02:22
Encryption software

The good, the bad and the ugly.

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Bleu11 - 21 Jan 2017 00:02:55 (#1 of 16)

Veracrypt. Yay, nay or erm?

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 08:51:11 (#2 of 16)

encryption software to do what?

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 08:51:35 (#3 of 16)

Generally yay for Veracrypt btw

Bleu11 - 21 Jan 2017 09:00:04 (#4 of 16)

#2: to protect files/filesystem.

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 09:21:56 (#5 of 16)

I've used it and it's also good for deniable encryption.

Bleu11 - 21 Jan 2017 10:06:32 (#6 of 16)

TY.

InternationalVicar - 21 Jan 2017 10:36:30 (#7 of 16)

the only problem with my Veracrypt encrypted deniable concealed virtual drive is, er, I can't find it.

InternationalVicar - 21 Jan 2017 10:37:18 (#8 of 16)

That and it refused to encrypt the whole boot drive on Win 8. Something to do with drive formats?

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 10:41:32 (#9 of 16)

Not sure if this is the problem: Note: By default, Windows 7 and later boot from a special small partition. The partition contains files that are required to boot the system. Windows allows only applications that have administrator privileges to write to the partition (when the system is running). VeraCrypt encrypts the partition only if you choose to encrypt the whole system drive (as opposed to choosing to encrypt only the partition where Windows is installed).

InternationalVicar - 21 Jan 2017 10:45:04 (#10 of 16)

I might have another try.

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 10:49:04 (#11 of 16)

Ah, apparently it doesn't work with GUID partitions http://www.pcworld.com/article/2858642/you-can-encrypt-your-hard-drive-but-the-protection-may-not-be-worth-the-hassle.html

Not sure whether to trust PC world though

InternationalVicar - 21 Jan 2017 10:52:24 (#12 of 16)

The conclusion I came to was that the simplest solution is upgrade to Win10.

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 10:52:24 (#13 of 16)

An oldish debate on UEFI lack of support https://sourceforge.net/p/veracrypt/discussion/tec
hnical/thread/b0fb9daa/

cozzer - 21 Jan 2017 10:53:21 (#14 of 16)

sy5$#%? D5&4gUSgt

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 10:55:09 (#15 of 16)

Final post on UEFI support

There are several compatibility issues. In most cases it works.

tasselhoff - 21 Jan 2017 16:20:07 (#16 of 16)

Interesting LUKS encrypted partition hashcat brute force attack write-up https://hashcat.net/forum/thread-6225.html

This doesn't mean LUKS is broken, just that the method described is faster than previous attempts but is still very slow due to the initial PBKDF2 work factor. What's interesting is that the second work factor is bypassed.

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