encrypt partitions ,can i use 2 passwords ?

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by mantra, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i want to encrypt a partition
    can i use 2 passwords?
    one created by the computer and one create by me
    i would like to store a password file on a usb stick
    and the second password in my mind

    thanks
     
  2. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Technically no. You have some options though, which might function the same. Would a keyfile, which is required to be present, PLUS then you add the password to gain access work for you?

    The USB would have what is referred to as a key file on it. To mount the encrypted partition you MUST have both the keyfile and know the correct password.
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    yes
    in short a password created by me plus a keyfile on an usb stick
    i using truectrypt , maybe veracrypt or diskcryptor could do it
    i mean this
    http://i.imgur.com/djpt7e5.png
    http://i.imgur.com/9pGMTQO.png
    http://i.imgur.com/9pGMTQO.png
     
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  4. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Very easy to setup. Glad it will work for you.
     
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    may i know which program do you use to encrypt ?
    and why "Technically no."
    thanks
     
  6. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    "Technically no" - because a keyfile plus a password is not technically two passwords! Semantics?

    For non-system portable disks I use VeraCrypt because I want and feel like I need hidden volume technology. My archived externals are rotated among many off premises pieces of hardware. I can't be absolutely certain if one of those pieces of hardware would be discovered by an adversary. I have a bailout plan whereby I have installed some amazing quality decoy volumes on those platters. Off premises hardware covers me for fire, theft, adversarial confiscation of on premises hardware.

    I don't want a major debate on TC vs VC here. They are both fine and as some know I used and compiled modified TC code for years. Header hardening on the product I use is simply an improvement over the older code.

    My system disks are all Linux and for those I use LUKS (DmCrypt) for encryption.
     
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