Encryption in Everyday Life


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Encryption in Everyday Life

Way to keep valuable data safe.

About the Book

Encryption ensures that files are stored in an encrypted form whether you are transmitting it over the Internet, backing it up on a server, carrying it on USB or on your laptop. Encrypting your data makes it unreadable to anyone but you or intended recipient.Reading the encrypted sectors without permission will return random-looking data instead of the actual files.Encryption is a great way to keep valuable data safe.

We will cover:   Employing full-disk encryption, which protects all your data even if your hardware falls into the wrong hands.   Encrypting your cloud storage.   Encrypting your Internet traffic.   Encrypting online communication, if you want it to remain private, it’s time to start thinking about encryption.   Encrypting your email.   Encryption for social networks and open web.

About the Author

Richard White
Richard White

Richard White @digitaleranet

Richard is the author of three books, his most recent, Privacy in Digital Era is forthcoming in hardcover. He is also the head editor and the driving force behind Digital Era.

He regularly writes about privacy related issues and is hard at work on The Art of CLI, a collection of command line, open-source software.

Richard White is a geek, programmer, freelancer, and technology enthusiast.

Follow @digitaleranet on Twitter, check out Digital era.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 What is Encryption
    • 1.2 About the book
      • You’ll learn how to:
    • 1.3 Book formats & versions available
    • 1.4 An important note for Windows and Mac users
    • 1.5 Conventions used in this Book
    • 1.6 Terminology
  • 2 Encryption
  • 3 Full-disk encryption
    • 3.1 ECryptfs
      • Encrypt home with ECryptfs
      • Encrypting swap using ECryptfs
      • Create encrypted directory
  • 4 Encrypting your cloud storage
    • 4.1 Cloud storage
      • Encrypting your cloud storage
      • GPG (Gnu Privacy Guard)
        • Using GPG from terminal
      • Tips for using gpg from terminal
      • TrueCrypt
      • AES Crypt
        • Using AES Crypt
        • Graphical User Interface (GUI) Option
        • Command-Line AES usage
    • 4.2 Setting up private cloud storage
  • 5 Encrypting your Internet traffic
    • 5.1 Tor
    • 5.2 TorChat
    • 5.3 Setting up Pidgin to work with TOR
    • 5.4 Setting up X-chat to work with TOR
    • 5.5 I2P
    • 5.6 Setting up X-chat to work with I2P
    • 5.7 Setting up Pidgin to work with I2P
    • 5.8 Secure and Encrypted VoIP
    • 5.9 Virtualbox
    • 5.10 Whonix (Anonymous Operating System)
    • 5.11 Virtual Private Network (VPN)
        • You can use your VPS as:
  • 6 Encrypting online communication
    • 6.1 Firefox Encryption Add-Ons
    • 6.2 Encrypting files in your Browser
    • 6.3 Encryption for social networks and open web
      • Privly
  • 7 Encrypting your email
    • 7.1 Mail (Thunderbird and PGP)

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