7 Tools to Encrypt/Decrypt and Password Protect Files in Linux

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22 Responses

  1. Shaheer Farooq says:

    Thanks for sharing such a useful article. Really helps me a lot.

  2. Sumit kumar says:

    Yum not find out bcrypt and ccrypt?

    How to download and install these packages?

  3. Doug says:

    It’s absolutely hilarious that you suggest avoiding bcrypt because of cryptographic weaknesses, but then go and recommend standard ZIP file file encryption!

  4. Kavya Aenuga says:

    How to enter the encryption password while using openssl?

  5. rohit says:

    How to create a password protected directory without using .httpasswd or .htaccess method?

  6. vivek says:

    Very helpful article.

  7. foo says:

    Any file based encryption tool makes an encrypted copy, some just pretend they didn’t by automatic deleting the unencrypted file…

  8. rz says:

    Do any of these encrypt the file and not just make a copy of it? even the archiving tools seem to make a copy of the original file and encrypt it. thus leaving u with an unencrypted copy. correct me if I am wrong please.


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