Tag: encryption

Eight Steps for Increased Privacy and Security

I have been reading up on privacy, computer- and information security and free software for quite a while now. These topics are very broad and can’t be summed up in just one post, so I’m going to write about eight steps that I think will increase your security and privacy while you are doing your

Continue Reading…

Syncthing – The Open Source BitTorent Sync Alternative

I must say, syncthing looks promising. It’s a peer-to-peer way to store and share files between people and devices. It’s free of charge and cross-platform (for GNU/Linux, Windows, OS X and Solaris – you can even use it on your Raspberry Pi). The setup is fairly fast and easy, the downloaded file to get it

Continue Reading…

How to Encrypt Multiple Files Using Tar and GnuPG

I stumbled upon a nice way to encrypt multiple files using GnuPG and compressed tar files. It could be a nice way to encrypt your files before you upload them to your cloud service, like ownCloud, SpiderOak, Copy or similar, if you want added security and privacy. Or if you just feel a bit paranoid.

Continue Reading…

Simple Symmetric Encryption Using GnuPG

In this post I will show you how to use symmetric encryption to encrypt a file from the command line with a single password. I’ll keep it short and simple. I’ll use something called GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG). This guide is for GNU/Linux users in mind, just so you know.