Maybe Off Topic - Truecrypt Compromised - What To Use?

David Fletcher dave at
Mon Jun 9 22:22:15 UTC 2014

On Mon, 2014-06-09 at 20:59 +0100, Graham Watkins wrote:
> Anyone know of a good (preferably GUI) program for creating encrypted 
> files/devices?  Truecrypt is warning everybody to change but they don't 
> have much to suggest in the way of Linux alternatives.
> Cheers,
> Graham

I've always used gpg in symmetrical mode to encrypt individual files. I
usually use it with about 3GB backup archives of my essential files that
I store off site one way or another.

With user home directories, you can use if you wish with Ubuntu or Mint,
from the command line adduser with the --encrypt-home option. Anyone who
also reads slashdot will be aware that it is unwise to use this on a
laptop you intend to carry with you to the USA, unless you have the
passwords to ALL user accounts.


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