Gnome Encfs Manager Reviews

Open source. Easy. Powerful. Lots of features.

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I love Gnome Encfs Manager. It is easy to use. Automatically open at startup. Save the password in the keyring to automatically log-in at startup. Tray icon and menu. Persistent mount directories. Optional two-step authentication by storing each volume key file into an alternative location, using Advanced... ---> encfs_config_file field. Uses AppIndicator API. Notifications. Kill mount-processes when one is stuck. Automatically unmount at logout or after a set idle time. Lots of other features. With many advanced options. Including scripts. Well documented within the software. Also it is owned and supported by a friendly community. And the code is available for public review, so more secure than proprietary options.

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Free support at https://answers.launchpad.net/gencfsm

Author's post about version 1.8.9 at https://moritzmolch.com/1587

Advanced script at https://moritzmolch.com/1291

About the security concerns with old version of EncFS, EncFS version 1.7 is probably safe as long as the adversary only gets one copy of the ciphertext and nothing more. EncFS is not safe if the adversary has the opportunity to see two or more snapshots of the ciphertext at different times.

EncFS version 1.8 and 1.9.1 fixed many of those security concerns. Future versions will hopefull fix all of them.

The version 2.0 was announce. Here is the related message from the author: "I've started cleaning up in order to try and provide a better base for a version 2, but whether EncFS flowers again depends upon community interest. In order to make it easier for anyone to contribute, it is moving a new home on Github. So if you're interested in EncFS, please dive in!" Source at https://github.com/vgough/encfs

[Edited by Francewhoa, May 07]

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