Storing information very securely

Nathan Dorfman na at rtfm.net
Tue Dec 2 13:59:04 UTC 2014


On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 8:26 AM, Don Parsons <dfp10 at verizon.net> wrote:
> Hello,
> What is the most reliable and secure storage device (external hard drive or
> other) for securing a few files with summaries of personal information?

When you go to format a new partition or drive in Ubuntu, you should
see the option to encrypt it. This will create a LUKS container, which
no one can open without knowing the passphrase you choose. You can use
it to securely store your files on any drive: hard drive, flash drive,
doesn't matter.

You can learn more about LUKS here:
https://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions



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