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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Recursive directory encryption/decryption

Encryption is a method of transforming data into a format that cannot be read by other users. Decryption is the method of transforming data back into a format that is readable. The benefit of encrypting your data is that even if the data is stolen, without the correct decryptor, it's unusable by the stealing party. You have the ability, depending on the program that you use, to encrypt individual files, folders, or entire hard drives.

In this recipe, we will use gpgdir to perform recursive directory encryption and decryption. An advantage of using gpgdir is that it has the ability to not only encrypt a folder, but also all subfolders and files contained within our main folder. This will save you a lot ...

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