EncFS - volume encryption

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EncFS - volume encryption

#1 Post by webfork » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:18 pm

[Moderator note: this thread was split from the Safe encryption thread.]

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Another EncFS tool similar to Safe:

EncFSMP (note that Softpedia is listing it with a space in the middle: "EncFS MP")
http://sourceforge.net/projects/encfsmp/
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/S ... S-MP.shtml

A Mac and Windows tool that mounts and creates an existing encrypted filesystem standard from Linux (EncFS) with an open license.

I'm wondering if an encryption tool that gives Windows programs an NTFS partition would work better for compatibility reasons. I don't know how well EncFS works with Windows programs. It's over a decade old (not a bad thing) and the author has indicated an interest in an updated version https://vgough.github.io/encfs/
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Re: EncFSMP

#2 Post by Midas » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:31 am

Both Safe and EncFSMP work with EncFS and are interesting multi-platform (Windows, MacOS) suggestions to be investigated further as possible Truecrypt replacements. :)
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Re: EncFSMP

#3 Post by webfork » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:22 pm

Midas wrote:
[url]http://encfsmp.sourceforge.net/[/url] author wrote:Although EncFSMP is an open source project and its source code is released under the MIT license, it contains a closed-source component. The file system component that allows EncFSMP volumes to be mounted is called Pismo File Mount and is developed by Pismo Technic Inc.
Good catch, Midas. I think that will keep this program out of general use.
Please understand that Safe is not a competitor to TrueCrypt. They are different tools for different situations. Use the right tool depending on the nature of the data you are keeping privte.
Maybe this is the wrong place to ask this, but when would you use TrueCrypt vs. EncFS? There were only pros listed in the above paragraph and no cons.
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Re: Safe

#4 Post by webfork » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:34 pm

Old thread update:
Unfortunately it doesn't look like there's been much activity with Safe since Baas first posted about it.
https://github.com/safeapp/safe/releases

EncFSMP meanwhile is still underway but the program is still listed as "beta" software on it's homepage and the Pismo file mount issue mentioned earlier in this thread remains a potential concern.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/encfsmp/
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Re: EncFSMP update

#5 Post by Midas » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:26 am

EncFSMP v0.10.8 released (changelog at https://github.com/rhiestan/EncFSMP#version-history).
BTW, related post at http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... 895#p69895.

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EncFS - volume encryption

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Re: EncFS - volume encryption

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Re: EncFS - volume encryption

#8 Post by webfork » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:54 pm

Midas wrote:currently v0.11.0 -- official downloads and changelog
Yeah, I can't tell if the pre-1.0 numbering implies that this is an early alpha or what.
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Re: EncFS - volume encryption

#9 Post by Midas » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:22 am

webfork wrote:
Midas wrote:currently v0.11.0 -- official downloads and changelog
Yeah, I can't tell if the pre-1.0 numbering implies that this is an early alpha or what.
  • I believe it's pretty much a convention from the Linux FOSS world, where software is regarded a being permanently WIPO... Also, there, version "one dot zero" carries a lot less weight than it does in Windowsland.

    Case in point, look towards Inkscape (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=657), for instance, which has been in development for years and is still v0.92...

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