AES Crypt

Linux Format - - ROUNDUP -

This is one of the sim­plest tools to install and use. Sim­ply down­load and ex­tract the in­staller from the tar­ball on its web­site. Then run the in­staller that prompts for su­pe­ruser priv­i­leges be­fore launch­ing the graph­i­cal in­staller. To en­crypt a file, sim­ply right-click a file and se­lect the rel­e­vant op­tion in your file man­ager to open the file with an­other ap­pli­ca­tion. This will bring up a list of all the pro­grams in­stalled in your dis­tri­bu­tion. Se­lect AESCrypt, which prompts you for a pass­word to en­crypt the file twice. That’s all there’s to it. The en­crypted ver­sion of the file will be placed in the same folder with the same name but with an .aes ex­ten­sion. To de­crypt the file you can open the .aes file with the AESCrypt pro­gram from the right-click con­text-menu. It’ll prompt you for the pass­word be­fore de­crypt­ing the file in the same folder.

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