Forum discussion tagged with encryption.
  1. G

    Question TCG Opal, what's the point of it in laymans terms?

    Search gives me huge articles and just says "it's encryption". Ok but what's the practical example? like if I switch to a new motherboard or install new os the ssd will stop working? do I need third party software and it's going to set up a password before loading windows and in the options it...
  2. bob4432

    Opinions/Suggestions on Encrypting Main SSDs in Laptops & Home Server...

    I have been thinking about this for some time and am having trouble coming to a conclusion, so maybe the hive can help me out. Due to health issues, I have been a bit out of the tech loop for the last couple of years, so please bear with me. My wife and I have moved to using laptops as our main...
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    Wi fi issues with secure ports

    Hi guys, Posting this under networking because I think that's likely the underlying issue but I have a very odd error that I can't resolve. Starting yesterday I am getting 0X800CCC1A errors on outgoing email - your server does not support the connection encryption type you have specified...
  4. ComputerGuy2006

    Automated 7zip/encrypted backups to the cloud

    I have a cron job that runs once a week (Sunday) that archive the entire directory: 7z a -t7z -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m -ms=on -pThePassword -mhe=on /home/mybackups/$(date +%Y-%V)/$(date +%Y-%V).7z /var/www/html I then have another cron job that runs every day expect for Sunday: 7z u...
  5. M

    Multithreading file encryption (AES256) product for Microsoft Windows

    Does anybody know any file encryption products for Microsoft Windows (AES256 cryptography) that would be working multithreading, i.e. encrypting multiple files at the same time? What I found on the market is VeraCrypt and AXCrypt solutions. Does anybody know any other products? I mean good...
  6. X

    How to get/decrypt an SSD PSID from the drive itself?

    Hi everyone, I'm now looking for a way to get an SSD PSID (Physical Security ID) from the inside of it. I know it is an hexadecimal identifier to lock the SSDs from piracy issues. Supposedly from what I know, if you erase or modify the SMART Values on the inside of an SSD twice, it will...
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    Can a wifi network use both WPA and WPA2?

    The building I am at now provides wifi, and when connecting iPhone I get the 'security recommendation' message about making my wifi use WPA2 AES. Anyway, I contacted the building manager who spoke with the internet people, and I was told both were enabled to allow more devices to be able to...
  8. Kevin Richards

    What is PGP? How can I get one?

    Hi, I am reading about PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) and I want pretty good privacy but I don't know much about PGP as it is seems complex to me and how can I get one? how does it works?
  9. M

    Trouble with TPM & Bitlocker for secondary fixed data drive

    So I purchased a Lenovo E570 about a month ago, with Windows 10 Home. Yesterday, I upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro so that I could use Bitlocker. Long story short: I'm having trouble encrypting my secondary fixed data drive. Let me explain in detail: I've got an M.2 PCIe NVMe boot drive (from...
  10. K

    Drive encryption

    What's the best way to go about encrypting your Windows drive with a Samsung 850 Pro? The drive seems to have a hardware encryption options, but I'm afraid this is all very much new to me. I have a TPM enabled motherboard.
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    What is Encrypted vs. Unencrypted Phone in Android Devices?

    Related to smartphone security, do anyone know what encrypted smartphone means and how to do that?