Category Archives: Encryption

Uninstalling TrueCrypt

Since Truecrypt has effectively been superseded by the newer VeraCrypt. It seemed reasonable to tidy up the system by uninstalling Truecrypt. However, this software package doesn’t show up in searches of either Software Manager or Package Manager under Linux Mint. … Continue reading

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Moving from Truecrypt to VeraCrypt

Recent postings on the web indicated that two critical flaws had been discovered in Truecrypt. Since this application is no longer under development, the problems were not going to be fixed, and it was time to move on from my … Continue reading

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Update on Truecrypt

An old posting (Got something to hide?) discussed the installation of the Truecrypt file encryption system under Ubuntu Version 8.04. While this was simply a matter of downloading and installing a tar.gz file, the latest release of Ubuntu (Version 13.10, … Continue reading

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Keeping Passwords Safe

I normally only use one or two login passwords and so, previously, I have never bothered to check out password encryption programs. However, recently, I seem to have had to consult my “top secret” hard-copy file of web site passwords … Continue reading

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Got something to hide?

Almost everyone has data files that they don’t wish to share with the world and one way to more-or-less ensure this is to encrypt any sensitive files. Of course, those mythical back-room code-breakers, and their super-computers, can probably crack any … Continue reading

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