Use encdroid on android to encrypt and decrypt encfs folders in dropbox

Now that we created our encfs folder and synchronised it with Dropbox, it can be retrieved and used on any Android phone or device using encdroid.

Head over to Google Play and install encdroid on your Android device.

Start up encdroid. Select Import Volume from the Options menu and choose Dropbox. You will need to . . . → Read More: Use encdroid on android to encrypt and decrypt encfs folders in dropbox

How to use encfs on Linux to encrypt and decrypt data and sync with Dropbox

You can encrypt data locally on your computer using encfs. Although our ultimate goal is to move the data encrypted to dropbox and to be able to read it on our Android device.

Install Dropbox on your Linux computer before you proceed with the instructions below.

Open a terminal window in Linux.

Create the encrypted . . . → Read More: How to use encfs on Linux to encrypt and decrypt data and sync with Dropbox

Which online data storage service should you use?

With advent of users having multiple devices and the need to consolidate data in a single place for it to be available on all those devices, online cloud storage services like Dropbox, Wuala, Google Drive, Skydrive, Box, etc have come up. I have only considered the free services.

Each of these services has their own . . . → Read More: Which online data storage service should you use?

Use Wuala to store encrypted data

http://www.wuala.com is a free cloud storage service that offers 5gb of space to users. I was looking for something good that would have cross-platform personal file sharing capability with encryption. Obviously, the encryption had to be real good and secure and under my full control. Main advantage wuala does not take your encryption keys or . . . → Read More: Use Wuala to store encrypted data

Read EncFS encrypted folders using BoxCryptor

You can read folders encrypted using EncFS you put onto the Ubuntu One cloud storage service using BoxCryptor at http://www.boxcryptor.com from any Windows, Mac computer or even your Android or iOS smart phone. To enable encryption using EncFS on Ubuntu, refer to the steps outlined at http://www.askmeaboutlinux.com/?p=2022. Unfortunately, BoxCryptor is not available for the Symbian . . . → Read More: Read EncFS encrypted folders using BoxCryptor

How to store encrypted data in your Ubuntu One cloud storage space

Ubuntu One is a cloud storage service. It provides you with 5GB free, personal storage space that you can use to synchronize your data across several computing devices. You can have a file you saved on it from your desktop, made accessible on your smartphone, tablet or any other computer.

Ubuntu One transmits the data . . . → Read More: How to store encrypted data in your Ubuntu One cloud storage space

Mount EncFS encrypted folder

To mount EncFS encrypted folder, enter: $ encfs ~/encrypted-folder ~/decrypted-folder<enter>

This commands mounts the encrypted-folder and decrypts it’s contents and data into the decrypted-folder. Any data you add into the decrypted folder will be encrypted as it is added into the encrypted folder.

Once you are done with working with your data, you can unmount . . . → Read More: Mount EncFS encrypted folder

Unmount EncFS decrypted folder

To unmount EncFS decrypted folder, enter: $ fusermount -u ~/decrypted-folder <enter>

This commands unmounts the decrypted-folder and leaves you only with the encrypted-folder containing encrypted data in it.

How to encrypt a folder using EncFS in Linux

You can encrypt a single local folder on your computer using EncFS. EncFS will encrypt your data as you create it. Therefore, it requires 2 folders – one to hold the encrypted data and one to hold the decrypted data.

This method can be used on a Ubuntu or Fedora desktop to synchronize only encrypted . . . → Read More: How to encrypt a folder using EncFS in Linux

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