[cryptography] Question About Best Practices for Personal File Encryption

Jonas Wielicki development at sotecware.net
Sat Aug 16 05:43:42 EDT 2014

On linux, for full disk encryption, LUKS might be a good choice. Most
distributions nowadays offer a way to turn on full disk encryption when
installing (minus the /boot partition).

For single files I use GnuPG.


On 16.08.2014 06:05, Mark Thomas wrote:
> I have a question for the group, if I may ask it here and in this manner (?).
> What are you guys using to encrypt individual files and folders or even entire drives like a USB?
> I am thinking that:
> 1. any commercial product could be compromised and not completely secure. Like Apple’s FileVault2, which Apple has a key to.
> 2. It is probably open source.
> 3. It is probably implemented with the command line.
> Am I on the right track? If so does anyone know of a helpful guide to get started with OpenSSL on the command line besides the man pages?
> Regards,
> Mark
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