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Using OpenSSL to encrypt messages and files on Linux

Jan 25, 2013, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lubos Rendek)

OpenSSL is a powerful cryptography toolkit. Many of us have already used OpenSSL for creating RSA Private Keys or CSR (Certificate Signing Request). However, did you know that you can use OpenSSL to benchmark your computer speed or that you can also encrypt files or messages? This article will provide you with some simple to follow tips on how to encrypt messages and files using OpenSSL.

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