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labbe5

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PostPosted: Mon 02 May 2016, 12:24    Post subject:  cryptomator
Subject description: to encrypt files locally before uploading to Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega
 

https://github.com/cryptomator/cryptomator

This app, Cryptomator, will enable you to encrypt your files on the cloud, as users of Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, etc.

A .deb file is available for 64bit Ubuntu/Debian, as well as a jar executable.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 10:45    Post subject: cryptomator
Subject description: a review, download section and all you need to know about this user-friendly app
 

Cryptomator is very user-friendly. Even a newbie can easily understand how to install and use it in few attempts.

Cryptomator is a free, open source, lightweight and multi-platform client-side encryption tool for your Cloud data. It uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) method to encrypt your data. And, Your passphrase is protected against brute-force attacks using scrypt, a password-based key derivation function.

Award :
Cryptomator has won the special award for usable security and privacy at CeBIT 2016.

Cryptomator saves your sensitive data in a virtual drive called Vaults. You can use this drive like using a regular USB flash drive or hard disk drive. Anything you put in the vault will be encrypted and secured with a passphrase. Cryptomator encrypts all data you put in the drive on-the-fly. You can store these vaults in your local hard drive, or Cloud, or any external hdd or USB drive of your convenience.

For Dog users, a PPA is available for latest version (Ubuntu from 15.04 onwards) :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sebastian-stenzel/cryptomator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cryptomator

But a .deb file is also available for older Ubuntu/Debian-based OS :
https://cryptomator.org/downloads/#linuxDownload

An executable .jar file is also available (it requires JRE8).

Full review :
https://www.ostechnix.com/cryptomator-open-source-client-side-encryption-tool-cloud/

Final note :
Unable to have it installed, using an Ubuntu 16 derivative (WattOS), either with PPA or .deb file on an older Ubuntu 14 derivative (Mintpup). It may be caused by broken packages. Let us know if you got it installed.
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