[clug] Anyone keep their SSH keys on a USB flash drive or in an encrypted filesystem?
u4955237 at anu.edu.au
Sun Oct 6 23:50:57 MDT 2013
my email is acting weird
1) never tried for shh key
2) don't think it works on a whole folder
3) but for any single file, i am very confident it will work
Thank you - I am a noob -)
For single files, openssl is very useful, especially when sending the file over an unsecured channel (e.g. e-mail). It's free (in money and in freedom), unlike Truecrypt, which is only free in money.
openssl aes-256-cbc -salt -in unencrypted_file -out encrypted_file
You'll be asked for a password, which you have to input twice.
openssl aes-256-cbc -d -in encrypted_file -out unencrypted_file
$ shred -n 200 -z -u personalinfo.tar.gz
* -n: Overwrite N (200) times instead of the default (25)
* -z: Add a final overwrite with zeros to hide shreddin
* -u: Truncate and remove file after overwriting
On 07/10/2013, at 4:01 PM, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au<mailto:sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>> wrote:
Logan McLintock wrote on 7/10/13 3:57 PM:
Just encrypt the folder using open-ssl aes-256
and then put in on the usb
Then when you need it decrypt it and use it
Then shred the unencrypted file
Thanks very much for that.
Have you ever had any problems when you've done that?
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