May 31, 2010

File Encryption with OpenSSL

Time to time you may find the need to encrypt a file before sending it to someone or store it where other people may have access to it. OpenSSL is a great tool for this and it is installed on most Linux/Unix and OS X (also, I believe there is an install for OpenSSL for Windows too). Here’s the command to encrypt a file, $ openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -a -salt -in mytestfile. Read more

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