To put it as plainly as possible, this solution does the following:
- works on Linux, Mac and Windows.
- Encrypts data on your computer
- Makes it easy to encrypt data that you put in a folder that syncs (gets sent) to cloud storage solutions like Dropbox, etc.
Do you store sensitive files on Dropbox or another cloud storage service? Encrypt them with EncFS for Linux, an encrypting file system that transparently encrypts and decrypts each individual file with your encryption key. There’s also an experimental Windows build.
EncFS works differently from a TrueCrypt container, which stores your encrypted files in a single large file. Instead, EncFS creates separate files for each file you add. It works better with cloud storage services that would re-upload the entire TrueCrypt container each time it’s changed.Installation instructions:
- Macintosh and iOS
- How-To Geek's Tutorial for EncFS on UbuntuLinux (works great).
- CryptKeeper is a great GUI for Encfs in linux. Available in the Ubuntu repo or from the web.
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