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How to: simple security with Easy Crypt

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Add some secret ninja power to your Ubuntu system today with Easy Crypt. With only a right click you can open or close a ‘top secret’ file, protected by military grade encryption (AES 512-bit Whirlpool). Easy Crypt is a cute little menu which brings the power of TrueCrypt to your system tray. No terminal commands necessary.

With the basic Easy Crypt setup, your locked files are saved as a hidden file in your user directory, located at /home/username/.easycrypt-crypt (although using the ‘expert’ mode you can choose to use a crypt saved at any location, including a usb key).

Easycrypt Setup:

You’ll be finished this easy 5 step setup in less than 5 minutes. For the current version (0.2.1.16), here’s what to do:

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