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Glurf
December 12th, 2008, 02:12 AM
I'm currently using EncFS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS) to keep personal data secure, bank records, etc (I'm a paranoid person), I was just wondering, how secure is EncFS? If not very good, can you suggest a better program?

Also, running Ubuntu 8.10 x86_64

jimmy the saint
December 12th, 2008, 02:31 AM
I would suggest asking this in the security forum as that is where the cryptogeeks hang out. This forum (absolute beginner talk) is mostly populated with people who can help with the basics.

jakupl
December 12th, 2008, 02:33 AM
try out truecrypt :)
http://www.truecrypt.org/

bodhi.zazen
December 12th, 2008, 03:07 AM
encfs is probably more then sufficient.

Dr Small
December 12th, 2008, 03:40 AM
I would suggest asking this in the security forum as that is where the cryptogeeks hang out. This forum (absolute beginner talk) is mostly populated with people who can help with the basics.
Haha! Never heard the term 'cryptogeeks' before :)
kevdog is the forum cryptologist, though. We all learn from his vast knowledge! ;)

snova
December 12th, 2008, 04:28 AM
EncFS uses whatever ciphers it is able to locate in various encryption libraries on the system. Blowfish and AES are typically available.

Both of which are unbroken (AES is a standard, for one).

Not that I'm an expert of any kind, but I enjoy this kind of stuff...


kevdog is the forum cryptologist, though. We all learn from his vast knowledge! ;)

Hope to hear from him soon, then.

capn_hector
December 12th, 2008, 04:31 AM
the encryption on encfs is good however i like truecrypt for the simple reason that every thing is encrypted in one big file so theres no file count from the out side and the date means nothing if you mount and modify files inside of it daily.

Glurf
December 12th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Both of which are unbroken (AES is a standard, for one).

Ah, thats exactly what I wanted to hear, thanks!