Saturday, October 24, 2020

Install and Setup VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 20.04

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install and setup VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 20.04. VeraCrypt, a fork of TrueCrypt, is a free and open source on-the-fly disk encryption (OTFE) tool. Some of the main features offered by VeraCrypt include; Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it...

Encrypt Emails using Enigmail on Thunderbird

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Hello there, today we are going to learn how to encrypt emails using Enigmail on Thunderbird. Enigmail is a data encryption and decryption extension for Mozilla Thunderbird that allows you to use OpenPGP to encrypt and digitally sign your emails as well as decrypt and verify email messages you receive. In order to use Enigmail, ensure that you have...

How to Use VeraCrypt on Command Line to Encrypt Drives on Ubuntu 18.04

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In our previous article, we discussed how to install and use VeraCrypt to encrypt drives on Ubuntu 18.04. We used the VeraCrypt GUI method. In this article, we are going to learn how to use VeraCrypt on command line interface to achieve the same encryption. To run VeraCrypt in text user interface, just type veracrypt and pass the -t/--text option. The...

How to Install and Use VeraCrypt to Encrypt Drives on Ubuntu 18.04

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Today, we are going to learn about how to install and Use VeraCrypt to Encrypt Drives on Ubuntu 18.04. So what is VeraCrypt? VeraCrypt is an open-source software forked from TrueCrypt whose development and maintenance has since been discontinued. It is used for performing on-the-fly disk encryption (OTFE). On-the-fly encryption means that data is encrypted before it is written to...

How to Create Locally Trusted SSL Certificates with mkcert on Ubuntu 18.04

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Hello folks, welcome to this very tutorial on how to create locally-trusted development SSL certificates on Ubuntu 18.04 using the mkcert utility. mkcert is a simple zero-config tool that is used to make locally trusted development certificates. It automatically creates and installs a local CA in the system root store, and generates locally-trusted certificates. Using certificates from real certificate authorities (CAs) for...

How to Automate eCryptfs Mounting Procedure

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In our previous article, we learnt how to encrypt files and directories on Ubuntu 18.04 using eCryptfs.  The whole process of decrypting the directories is a bit old school and therefore, we bring you the easiest ways to decrypt the eCryptfs encrypted directory. We will discuss two ways of doing this; Using bash script to automate the whole mount procedure...

How to Encrypt Files and Folders with eCryptFS on Ubuntu 18.04

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Encryption is the process in which a plain text data, a message or information, is converted to a random and meaningless data, commonly known as ciphertext. Encrypted data can only accessed by authorized parties while those who are not authorized cannot access it. There are several methods of encrypting data in Linux for example EncFS, eCryptFS for filesystem level encryption,...