It is easy to create a LUKS container and a partition within it, using the GUI on Linux. The application that enables this easily is the gnome-disk-utility. However, if you want to use the command line to set up a LUKS encrypted device, read on. Exercise appropriate caution before doing any of the below with … Continue reading How to create and use LUKS encrypted partition in Linux
To open a LUKS container file in Thunar file manager in Linux, right click on the container file and select the option Open with Disk Image Mounter. This way, the LUKS container will appear as Device in thunar and can be mounted.
Whew... saved by the skin of teeth. The grub2 bootloader of my computer got corrupt. I was not able to boot into the computer and all was lost. For security reasons, I set up LVM with full disk encryption. Thereafter, each user's home folder was further encrypted with ecryptfs (the default you get when you … Continue reading Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume
Encrypting a container file using dm-crypt / cryptsetup instead of TrueCrypt There are many users who use TrueCrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org) to encrypt our data backups for added security. To us, TrueCrypt was one of the best tools available. However, with the latest update on the TrueCrypt website, the developers have stated that those using TrueCrypt should … Continue reading Encrypting a container file using dm-crypt / cryptsetup instead of TrueCrypt