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Linux Marvels: Encrypt Your Files With These ‘Free’ Software!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014: Encryption is essentially a process of encoding messages or information so that only you or someone you trust can view. The world of open source and the Linux platform in particular boasts of some really amazing file encryption software that will ensure you complete privacy and security in all your online transactions.

PeaZip is a good compression tool that supports several archive formats and encryption standards. Supports safe deletion of data, duplicates searching, file comparing among others.


Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It uses strong authentication which means that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed, and it aims to hide “non-content” data, like the sender and receiver of messages, from passive eavesdroppers like those running warrantless wiretapping programs.


jrnl is a simple journal application for your command line. Journals are stored as human readable plain text files – you can put them into a Dropbox folder for instant syncing and you can be assured that your journal will still be readable in 2050, when all your fancy iPad journal applications will long be forgotten.


CryptoTE is a text editor with integrated strong cryptography. It is based on the popular Scintilla widget and automatically stores text data in secure encrypted container files.


EncFS integrates file system encryption into the Unix(TM) file system. Encrypted data is stored within the native file system, thus no fixed-size loopback image is required.


GnuPG is GNU’s tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC 4880.


GnuTLS is a secure communications library implementing the SSL, TLS and DTLS protocols and technologies around them. It provides a simple C language application programming interface (API) to access the secure communications protocols.


Steghide is steganography program which hides bits of a data file in some of the least significant bits of another file in such a way that the existence of the data file is not visible and cannot be proven


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