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Insight: 8 Best File And Disk Encryption Tools For Linux
Let’s look into the list of the best file and disk encryption tools for Linux based operating systems.
8 Best File And Disk Encryption Tools For Linux
CryFS is an open source tool to encrypt your files so that you can store it safely. One of the useful feature of this tool is that it works perfectly with Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others. CryFS splits the content of a file into same-size blocks and encrypts these blocks individually
Tomb is an open source and free tool to encrypt your files. It also backups your files too. Tomb is a easy to use and simple but yet powerful encrypting tools.
cryptsetup is an open source encrypting tool which is based on the DMCrypt kernel module including LUKS extension.
cryptmount is an open source encrypting tool for GNU/Linux which allows user to mount an encrypted filing system without requiring superuser privileges.
VeraCrypt is a free and open source disk encryption software. It is cross platform software and is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. One of the interesting feature of this tool is that it creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
GnuPG or GPG ( GNU privacy guard) is a free and open source tool. It helps you to encrypt data. Various tools are integrated with GnuPG so that you can encrypt the data in an effective way. It features a versatile key management system, along with access modules for all kinds of public key directories.
EncFS is a free tool for mounting EncFS folders on Mac and Windows but this doesn’t mean that you can’t use it in Linux as you can use it to create, edit, change and export the password of EncFS folders and is 100% compatible with EncFS 1.7.4 on GNU/Linux.
eCryptfs is a free and open source disk encrypting tool for Linux. It is an enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux. eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise cryptographic stacked filesystem for Linux.
Let us know if any best tools for encrypting files on Linux is missing in this post.