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Old 07-28-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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program to encrypt files

i am looking for a program to encrypt some files on my suse 10.1 system running KDE.

idealy somthing that works like kremlin encrypt in windows. or an addon to ARK that creats pasword protected encrypted archives
Old 07-28-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
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I am not sure what kremlin is but, have you checked out gpg? Its the GNU answer to pgp. It should come standard on suse. Type gpg on the command line and see what happens.
Old 07-28-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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If you are looking for a encrypted folder, fuse-encfs is nice.
It creates a virtual folder, where the files are encrypted as it's write to and de-encrypted as it's read for. You don't need to specify a pass-phrase to each file. Just put the files there and it becomes automagicly encrypted. umount the virtual folder and your files remain encrypted.
Old 07-31-2006, 09:25 AM   #4
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There's a nice konqueror right click addon:
Old 08-01-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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Check this out:
Old 08-07-2006, 09:00 AM   #6
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nx5000 s solution looks to be the best for what i want....
i have just downloaded it and will have a go at compiling it now, will keep you posted on how i get on
Old 08-07-2006, 09:11 AM   #7
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ah got it working...

the only thing i dont like is that if you encrypt with cyher, then forget and just hit decrypt then you end up with a load of garbage as it trys to decrypt with RC4

i tryed reencrypting with RC4 then decrypting with the origanal algorithum using the same paswords but it still diddnt work still i will many use RC4 so its not a problem!


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