[cryptography] Question About Best Practices for Personal File Encryption

shawn wilson ag4ve.us at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 18:29:06 EDT 2014


I just use gpg and armor the file. If its text, there's also a vim plugin
that works perfectly with this method.
On Aug 16, 2014 12:06 AM, "Mark Thomas" <mark00thomas at gmail.com> 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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