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Linux Journal: Protecting Files at Home Using Encrypted Containers

Oct 06, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ritchey)

"Chances are you have some type of information on your desktop or laptop computer that someone else wants--for the wrong reasons. For the most part, your information is relatively safe in your home. However, if someone was to break into your house and steal a computer, what would he or she walk away with? Medical information? Bank account information? Tax records? With the loss of any of these to the wrong person, you could be facing years of trying to get your life straightened out due to identity theft.

"Concerned about this type of situation, I decided to engineer a way of protecting my family's critical information..."

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