How to Encrypt and Decrypt Files and Directories Using Tar and OpenSSL

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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5 Responses

  1. richard ketcham says:

    I am bothered by the comment of Quiark who claims to know something about the security of cryptographic methods, but shows that he knows nothing. Zomegagon references articles implying that openssl is inherently insecure, vs gpg.

    However, neither openssl nor gpg are cryptographic methods in themselves. They are front ends that call crypto algorithms from open source crypto libraries, and the user selects the crypto of his choice and the crypto parameters to suite his needs.

    These libraries are the gold standards upon which most of the modern internet depends. Unless you believe that closed source, proprietary cryptography is superior to open source cryptography. That argument, (security by obscurity) has been made many times and lost.

  2. Quiark says:

    This is unsafe. Please don’t write about crypto if you don’t understand it, putting your readers at risk (that probably want to encrypt sensitive data, you know?)

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