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Linux Journal: Peter van der Linden's Guide to Linux: A Lesson in Encryption, Part 1

Sep 21, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Doxtater)

"One of the qualities that distinguishes Linux from lesser operating systems is its superior support for your privacy and security. That means more than avoiding buggy virus-propagating applications, such as Microsoft's Outlook and Internet Explorer. Savvy people and organizations quite rightly want to protect their data files and e-mail from snooping eyes. One way to do so is by keeping important files in coded form, a practice known as encryption.

"Don't think encryption is only for secret agents or computer gurus with ponytails down to the waist and witty t-shirts from thinkgeek.com..."

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