Using SiriKali to encrypt data via the GUI

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SiriKali, formerly known as cryfs-gui, delivers a graphical interface for four file encryption tools that the user would otherwise have to operate from the command line.

Encryption tools don't always have to be expansive like TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt in order to be able to encrypt data. For various reasons, it often makes more sense to work with individual files. For instance, the user who wants to upload unencrypted files into the cloud can choose from various Linux applications.

SiriKali [1] originated with the same developers who created zuluCrypt. Previously known as cryfs-gui, SiriKali now combines four relevant tools under an easy-to-use interface: CryFS [2], EncFS [3], gocryptfs [4], and securefs [5].

The use of file-based encryption brings with it the advantage that the containers can grow with the content. With TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt, on the other hand, the containers have a fixed size that is independent of the actual contents.

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