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Old 09-03-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Question encryption in linux mint 10 julia


I am currently running Linux Mint Julia version 10 on my system along with Windows 7 operating system.I wish to know the procedure to encrypt my data(in Linux Mint Julia operating system) from unauthorized users.

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Use Gnu Privacy Guard.
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It depends on what data you wish to encrypt; when and where. If you want to store your data on the PC in an encrypted format you might consider TrueCrypt It is simple to use and you can share the data with Windows provided you build a TrueCrypt container file in a location accessible to both Linux and Windows.

You can also choose to encrypt your home directory when you install Linux. I am not sure if or how that can be done after installation. But now I am curious and will let you know if I figure out how to do it.

If you wish to send encrypted email you might use the Enigmail addon for Thunderbird. I think it may support other email programs as well.

Please tell us a little more about what your are trying to do.

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Quick 'net search turned up:
Other options for per-file encryption are openssl's enc(1) and - as mentioned - GnuPG. For large files, I recommend the former.


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