• Cryptography class

    From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to All on Sun Jun 12 23:07:00 2011
    I signed up for a cryptography class at the college I went to here; the class will be Tuesday evenings 6:00PM-9:45PM starting June 21, going through August 16. It should be an interesting class.. Lately I feel that encryption is a gap in my education, and it's relevant to my current job, too.

    Nightfox

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  • From echto@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Fri Nov 25 21:56:00 2011
    Re: Cryptography class
    By: Nightfox to All on Sun Jun 12 2011 23:07:00

    I love encryption! I hope you encrypt your drives!

    echto
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  • From Mercyful Fate@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to echto on Tue Mar 4 08:41:00 2014
    Re: Cryptography class
    By: echto to Nightfox on Fri Nov 25 2011 22:56:10

    I encrypted by drive once, then the passprahse and keys ended up not working when i rebooted and i had to wipe and start over. It was pretty painful.. don't think i will bother with programs like true crypt anymore. Some utils in linux work nice for encrypting the paritions when your install which work alot nicer then trying to encrupt after the install.

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Mercyful Fate on Tue Mar 11 18:56:00 2014
    Re: Cryptography class
    By: Mercyful Fate to echto on Tue Mar 04 2014 09:41:34

    I encrypted by drive once, then the passprahse and keys ended up not
    working when i rebooted and i had to wipe and start over. It was pretty
    painful.. don't think i will bother with programs like true crypt
    anymore. Some utils in linux work nice for encrypting the paritions
    when your install which work alot nicer then trying to encrupt after the
    install.

    Something like that happened to me once.. One time, I discovered that Windows had a drive encryption feature, and I thought that might be useful to keep my data secure, so I decided to encrypt the data partition on my drive. Then that computer had some kind of hardware failure where it wouldn't boot anymore.. I didn't really have the time to figure out what was wrong, so I decided to buy a new computer - it was the only time I ever bought a pre-built computer, and I discovered that I could not easily recover my data partition because it was encrypted.. If I remember right, I think what I ended up doing was plugging my original hard drive into the new computer and booting into Windows on it so that I could read the data partition, and I copyied the data off to an external drive.

    I've never used drive encryption again..

    Nightfox

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  • From Mercyful Fate@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Sun Mar 23 20:30:00 2014
    Re: Cryptography class
    By: Nightfox to Mercyful Fate on Tue Mar 11 2014 18:56:57

    Something like that happened to me once.. One time, I discovered that Windows had a drive encryption feature, and I thought that might be useful to keep my data secure, so I decided to encrypt the data partition on my drive. Then that computer had some kind of hardware failure where it wouldn't boot anymore.. I didn't really have the time to figure out what was wrong, so I decided to buy a new computer - it was the only time I ever bought a pre-built computer, and I discovered that I could not easily recover my data partition because it was encrypted.. If I remember right, I think what I ended up doing was plugging my original hard drive into the new computer and booting into Windows on it so that I could read the data partition, and I copyied the data off to an external drive.

    I've never used drive encryption again..

    Ya i feel the same, thats something i sure as heck don't want to go through again. I blame myself for not backing up stuff before hands but i lost of lot of good coding assignments i did in school which were great references for stuff. I'm still pissed when i think about it now. i have some stuff backed up but i know i missed a lot of things in my advances data structure classes with path find and stuff.. grrrr..

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  • From Khelair@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Mercyful Fate on Tue Jul 29 18:33:00 2014
    Re: Cryptography class
    By: Mercyful Fate to echto on Tue Mar 04 2014 09:41:34

    I encrypted by drive once, then the passprahse and keys ended up not
    working when i rebooted and i had to wipe and start over. It was pretty
    painful.. don't think i will bother with programs like true crypt
    anymore. Some utils in linux work nice for encrypting the paritions when
    your install which work alot nicer then trying to encrupt after the
    install.

    Ugh. Yeah, I've got a huge amount of old iMac, Linux, and I think a BSD image, or two, that are encrypted with passphrases lost to time and/or hardware failure. I'm looking forward to the day when I can get a quantum computing system to help me get back into them. :| Huge tracts of photos and documents from significant portions of my life are trapped in them. Alas...
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