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EncFS Hints

EncFS Hints Contents:What is EncFS?Using EncFS and Cloud StorageTermsEncFS CommandsEncFS Tools cmp.20141209 1. What is EncFS? EncFS is a "Virtual Filesystem" ... of sorts.  Encrypted files are placed individually within a folder, on top of an existing filesystem.
With special software, the folder containing the encrypted files is "Mounted"  as another drive letter, ( Z: drive), or as another mountpoint in a Linux/Unix system, (i.e. /mount/shdw). 2. EncFS Best PracticesWhen mounting/decrypting encrypted files, mount in RAM/Memory, or decrypt to a secure partition.Encrypt your swap drive, (Linux/Unix).Use EncFS to encrypt home folders, auto-decrypting on login.Use EncFS to encrypt files synchronized to cloud storage or with BitTorrent Sync.Use a "shdw" prefix/folder root, for mounted secure folders, or even secure source repositorie, (i.e., /mnt/shdw/dropbox-encfs, /mnt/shdw/luks-drive/source/apache-source, etc). 3. Using EncFS and Cloud Storage EncFS is i…