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Old 05-16-2019, 06:23 AM   #1
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Question Encryption within Encryption


q: how does encryption within encryption work?
such as my entire file system is encrypted. if I were to encrypt an archive within that system is it double encryption? does it negate the encryption? does the encrypted file stand out like a zit within the filesystem? or maybe something I haven't thought of yet?

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Old 05-16-2019, 06:59 AM   #2
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They are at completely different levels. If you encrypt a tar or zip archive, your hard drive treats it like any other file, whether the disk is encrypted or not.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 07:13 AM   #3
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Hi MC Reddy, and welcome to LQ.

No, the two encryptions won't "negate". It will be like a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. And no, it won't stand out, unless you make it do so.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 07:40 AM   #4
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