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VeraCrypt

Post by jcreek » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:15 am

I have been using VeraCrypt on my Linux Mint desktop for over a year now. It took a little work to install the package and I thought a the time that this would be a nice addition to the Software Manager. VeraCrypt is TrueCrypt that is now supported by a French open source organization. Thank you for considering this for future changes.

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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by catweazel » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:20 am

jcreek wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:15 am
I have been using VeraCrypt on my Linux Mint desktop for over a year now. It took a little work to install the package and I thought a the time that this would be a nice addition to the Software Manager. VeraCrypt is TrueCrypt that is now supported by a French open source organization. Thank you for considering this for future changes.
It's a good idea, but you need to convince the upstream Ubuntu and Debian projects to include it in the repositories, not the Mint team.

Cheers.
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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by Spearmint2 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:19 am

I prefer the use of those to encrypted drives, or encrypted partitions. If it's a few related files I want secured, I just put in an encrypted zip file, which capability is included in Mint.
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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by lsemmens » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:06 pm

I get the idea of encryption, but, in day to day use, i.e. for joe average, is there really a need?
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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by AndyMH » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:49 am

I prefer the use of those to encrypted drives, or encrypted partitions.
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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by gittiest personITW » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:19 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:06 pm
I get the idea of encryption, but, in day to day use, i.e. for joe average, is there really a need?
Most definitely.

Lets say you are copying a file to a flash drive that has other people's information on it. You need to take that drive to work for whatever reason or a meeting etc - lets say drive/bus/airplane.
If you lose the drive, that data is safe.
Why wouldn't you take the extra time to encrypt your portable drives?
Once the long work of encrypting a large container is done, it only takes a few seconds to encrypt your data and you have a copy of Veracrypt on the drive that isn't encrypted so it can be used.

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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by lsemmens » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:09 pm

gittiest personITW wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:19 pm
lsemmens wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:06 pm
I get the idea of encryption, but, in day to day use, i.e. for joe average, is there really a need?
Most definitely.

Lets say you are copying a file to a flash drive that has other people's information on it. You need to take that drive to work for whatever reason or a meeting etc - lets say drive/bus/airplane.
If you lose the drive, that data is safe.
Why wouldn't you take the extra time to encrypt your portable drives?
Once the long work of encrypting a large container is done, it only takes a few seconds to encrypt your data and you have a copy of Veracrypt on the drive that isn't encrypted so it can be used.
That was my point - if you are not dealing with other people's data or travelling, what's the point?
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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by Moem » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:21 am

Many Joes and Janes Average carry their data around these days... look at how many folks you see using laptops in coffee shops and on public transport.
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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by farkas » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:43 am

by lsemmens »
I get the idea of encryption, but, in day to day use, i.e. for joe average, is there really a need?
As a 'joe average' , I'll only need it once in a while.
Income Tax season is approaching.
Installed VeraCypt and moved my tax files into it and I'll probably add a file with a list of all my credit card numbers and passwords.
Other than that not much else.
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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by AndyMH » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:09 am

farkas wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:43 am
and I'll probably add a file with a list of all my credit card numbers and passwords.
Use keepass for passwords and the like, it is one of several alternatives in linux.
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Re: VeraCrypt

Post by nakednorman » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:11 am

AndyMH wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:09 am
farkas wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:43 am
and I'll probably add a file with a list of all my credit card numbers and passwords.
Use keepass for passwords and the like, it is one of several alternatives in linux.
+1 for KeePass.
I'm currently using the latest AppImage version of KeePassXC. It's excellent.
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