Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

Whew… saved by the skin of teeth.

The grub2 bootloader of my computer got corrupt. I was not able to boot into the computer and all was lost. For security reasons, I set up LVM with full disk encryption. Thereafter, each user’s home folder was further encrypted with ecryptfs (the default you get when you . . . → Read More: Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

How to clean DVD surface that has sticky substance or layer of fungus on it

Simple, just use alcohol (brandy) to remove sticky dirt, dust on the surface of a DVD or a CD. It works wonders and removes it in one go. Dip a piece of cotton in brandy and wipe the disc surface inward to outward and not in a circular motion.

Managed to salvage a 15 years . . . → Read More: How to clean DVD surface that has sticky substance or layer of fungus on it

Recover data and deleted files using testdisk and PhotoRec

You can use testdisk and Photorec from http://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk-6.13-WIP.linux24.tar.bz2 to recover missing files from your SD Cards. There are other tools at http://www.cgsecurity.org too.

You can also install it from your distribution’s repository. It is a part of some digital forensics tools.

In Ubuntu 14.04 open up the Software Manager and look for photorec. When retrieving . . . → Read More: Recover data and deleted files using testdisk and PhotoRec

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