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The nominees are:

CipherShed
CryFS
GNUnet
GnuPG
Gryptonite
KeePassX
KeePassXC
Privoxy
Tor Browser Bundle
TrueCrypt
VeraCrypt

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Old 01-05-2019, 01:59 PM   #1
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Privacy Solution of the Year


The Privacy Solution of the Year category was split into browser and non-browser options last year.

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Old 01-07-2019, 01:31 AM   #2
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Hmm, I use VeraCrypt and KeePass and GnuPG and the Tor Browser Bundle.

I think KeePass (here: the XC variant) is what is most important for my daily tasks.
 
Old 01-11-2019, 05:54 AM   #3
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WOW at tough one to pick. Went with VeraCrypt I use it for container files. GnuPG is used for email. While it's not exactly a Linux native I use KeePass (with Mono) as my password manager. It has features I use that KeePassX or KeePassXC don't have.
 
Old 01-11-2019, 06:06 AM   #4
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KeePassXC no doubt.
 
Old 01-11-2019, 06:41 AM   #5
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While it's not exactly a Linux native I use KeePass (with Mono) as my password manager. It has features I use that KeePassX or KeePassXC don't have.
Which ones please (that you find very useful)?
 
Old 01-11-2019, 09:39 AM   #6
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VeraCrypt for me. Keeps my data, both on my machines and in my backups, in a cosy encrypted container and/or device.
 
Old 01-11-2019, 10:00 AM   #7
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Who still uses TrueCrypt??
 
Old 01-11-2019, 11:01 AM   #8
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Who still uses TrueCrypt??
I guess we'll find out when the poll closes.

As long as you're using TrueCrypt v7.1a, which has been audited, then you should be fine. I like what VeraCrypt is doing in forking TrueCrypt and then enhancing it as well as fixing some of the issues that were raised by the audits, which is why I migrated from the former to the latter.
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:18 AM   #9
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As long as you're using TrueCrypt v7.1a, which has been audited, then you should be fine.
Except that using an unsupported software is not a very good idea (no more security fixes), especially for a security application...

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I like what VeraCrypt is doing in forking TrueCrypt and then enhancing it as well as fixing some of the issues that were raised by the audits, which is why I migrated from the former to the latter.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:39 AM   #10
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Except that using an unsupported software is not a very good idea (no more security fixes), especially for a security application...
Yup, that's a very fair point, l0f4r0. I personally wouldn't recommend using TrueCrypt, but I can see how folk who used it for years may have decided that they will take their chances given that the penultimate version was audited to a fairly satisfactory degree. It "should" be ok, at least for now, but technology is advancing fast and so is the ability to hack into what was previously thought impregnable. Continuing to use TrueCrypt v7.1a is not the worst security decision that could be taken, but it's also admittedly not the best.
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:18 AM   #11
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Can't decide between KeePassXC (which I use regularly and have recommended to other people, although I found that the maintainer kept stifling attempts at adding one important feature that I need) and VeraCrypt (which I have tried out and regard as a vital part of a Windows-based security/privacy stack due to its open-source nature but don't have any use for myself).
 
Old 01-12-2019, 09:35 AM   #12
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I've been checking out CryFS recently...
 
Old 01-12-2019, 09:43 AM   #13
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Which ones please (that you find very useful)?
I just used one of those features today for a site that requires password changes every 150 days and has specific rules for what can go into a password.

KeePass's Password Generator allows you to create and save Password Generator Profiles. I have a profile defined for this specific site, when I need to set a new password I can edit/view the KeePass entry for that site, select the "Generate a password" icon, then select the profile I have defined to create a new password meeting the requirements of the site.

You can read about it here:
https://keepass.info/help/base/pwgenerator.html
 
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:48 PM   #14
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Why is KeePassXC listed as "privacy" instead of "security"?
 
Old 01-13-2019, 04:05 AM   #15
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KeePass's Password Generator allows you to create and save Password Generator Profiles. I have a profile defined for this specific site, when I need to set a new password I can edit/view the KeePass entry for that site, select the "Generate a password" icon, then select the profile I have defined to create a new password meeting the requirements of the site.

You can read about it here:
https://keepass.info/help/base/pwgenerator.html
Indeed, the KeePassXC password generator remains quite basic as is.
However, it seems that its dev team is aware of that and is planning to address that point (see https://github.com/keepassxreboot/ke...ment-437688255). So KeePassXC should ship an advanced Password generator in v2.4.0. However, from the screenshot, it is not likely to integrate patterns/profiles at first... but it will certainly be a first step toward that end
 
  


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