[dm-crypt] Fwd: Encryption info

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Tue Jan 6 09:33:40 CET 2015


On Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 07:47:37 CET, Heinz Diehl wrote:
> On 05.01.2015, Gary Evetts wrote: 
> 
> > Are you able to help me with the un-encrypting of the data files that have
> > been encrypted or are the offenders the only source of a resolution?
> 
> LUKS/cryptsetup is not used here, since you are on Windows.
> However, you should check if your files are actually encrypted or
> not. For me, there's a possibility that they only want you to click on
> the .EXE, with all the nasty consequences this could have.

Good idea. I think this is a definite possibility. Privilege
escalation with user action is far easier than without, especially
if the click then asks for escalation.
 
> Btw: You have a backup of your data?

If the data is encrypted, your best bet is likely reconstruction
from backup and then patching it before connecting it to
the net again.

Arno

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