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How to Encrypt Directories/Partitions with eCryptfs on Debian 8

Howtoforge has a great tutorial on how to encrypt your home (or any, therefore) directory using eCryptFS.

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. 41 more words

Opensuse Leap 42.1 Milestone 2

Milestone 2 for Leap 42.1 was announced on Friday.  So, naturally, I downloaded the install DVD iso, and attempted an install.

Both the download and the install went quite well.  379 more words

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How to crack Ubuntu encryption and passwords

During Positive Hack Days V, I made a fast track presentation about eCryptfs and password cracking. The idea came to me after using one feature of Ubuntu which consists in encrypting the home folder directory. 937 more words


Ubuntu 14.04: How to add an extra layer of security to SSH by keeping the private files into an encrypted directory

This article describes how we can add an extra layer of security by keeping the private and authorization keys in an encrypted-directory. Since host/user’s private keys will therefore be hidden by default, the incoming and also the outgoing connections will be denied without mounting the encrypted directory. 437 more words


Ubuntu 14.04: How to run Thunderbird from an encrypted directory

To keep our correspondence safe, Thunderbird data files need to be relocated to an encrypted directory. Everytime we want to use Thunderbird, we’ll have to mount the encrypted directory and then start the application, which will access its files and message database looking into the mounted encrypted directory. 166 more words


Ubuntu 14.04: Encrypt a directory using ecryptfs

1. First, we need to install ecrypts-utils:

sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-utils

2. We create a directory where our important files will be kept safe.
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ecryptfs Setup

Some ecryptfs sites for reference, in reference to previous post.

In particular, use of the Private directory is the simplest setup as it encrypts stuff inside a known folder, leaving it in a scrambled state when you are not logged in, so that no-one can get at it. 27 more words