Some time ago I ordered a Kingston DataTraveler 8 GB USB Flash Drive for backup purposes, and today I recieved it.
I wanted to have an encrypted folder on the stick, to secure some keys to various places, and I wanted to use encfs, as it is really easy to setup.
So here is a very short guide on how to make that work:
sudo aptitude install encfs Insert the USB drive, and mount it if automounting is not supported. mkdir /media/disk/secure mkdir ~/secure encfs /media/disk/secure ~/secure Press enter Enter your desired password.
There you go. One secure folder is ready to be used.
When you are done using it, unmount it with
fusermount -u ~/secure
Written by Jannich Brendle tir 17 juni 2008 In How to