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#!*A5%amp;j9 - How to Encrypt Your File System

Jul 29, 2009, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey Layton)

"Encrypting files is fairly straightforward and there are various tools for doing this. For example, there is bcrypt, ncrypt, and Pad which is a one-time pad encryption tool. The most popular tool is probably Gnupg. It comes with just about every Linux distribution. However, the point of this article is about encrypted file systems for Linux so it will focus on the other two options.

"There are several options for encrypted file systems or encrypted partitions. This article isn't intended to be an exhaustive listing of options or a HOWTO on the various options. Rather it's intended to wet your appetite so you can explore the details of the various options yourself.

"While wikipedia is perhaps not the most authoritative source of information about cryptography or encrypted file systems, there is a simple list of file systems. It's definitely not complete but it at least lists options as a starting point."

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