[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 Wagner,     Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform.,    Email: arno at wagner.name
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