How to create a GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) GnuPG key pair for yourself

Many of us would like to protect our data stored in files, emails, online and elsewhere. The point is, that with the kind of investigative eyes on user data worldwide, we need a robust mechanism that does not leak. One of those mechanisms is PGP - Pretty Good Privacy. Pretty Good Privacy or PGP as … Continue reading How to create a GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) GnuPG key pair for yourself

Which online data storage service should you use?

With advent of users having multiple devices and the need to consolidate data in a single place for it to be available on all those devices, online cloud storage services like Dropbox, Wuala, Google Drive, Skydrive, Box, etc have come up. I have only considered the free services. Each of these services has their own … Continue reading Which online data storage service should you use?

How to encrypt a folder using EncFS in Linux

You can encrypt a single local folder on your computer using EncFS. EncFS will encrypt your data as you create it. Therefore, it requires 2 folders - one to hold the encrypted data and one to hold the decrypted data. This method can be used on a Ubuntu or Fedora desktop to synchronize only encrypted … Continue reading How to encrypt a folder using EncFS in Linux