Monthly Archives: February 2011

Getting Started with GnuPG

GnuPG is the premier open source public key encryption software. It’s compatible with Pretty Good Privacy, but has mostly supplanted PGP’s use by those who care about encryption. It includes key management, encryption and digital signature facilities. For those of us with a healthy distrust of government — you need all of these things. Introduction… Read More »

eCryptFS On Debian Howto

This article explains how to get a stacked encrypted directory using the ecryptfs Linux kernel driver, and to transparently automount that directory using the ecryptfs PAM module. Being “stacked” means that the real storage is provided by your existing file system in a nominated directory. That directory is decrypted on the fly once the ecryptfs… Read More »