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technology » writing encrypted text file on windows securely

lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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i want to write a text document that is encrypted and saved to a usb drive. but i don't want to save a plaintext version anywhere first. i use SSDs, so with wear-leveling, that plaintext data could be preserved forever, even with use of a secure delete program like sdelete. i have wingpg installed, and i keep my private keys on a yubikey neo. wingpg doesn't have anything to facilitate this.

seems the best way to accomplish this is with vim. gnupg.vim

is there no FOSS/Gnu version of PGP Whole Disk Encryption?

oh cool, veracrypt supports using keys from a smartcard.
phi_'s avatar
2 years ago
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I'm surprised there's no GPG whole disk encryption. There's a utility called TrueCrypt that isn't maintained anymore but still works. They had a couple of forks, veracrypt being one.

As for FOSS on Windows... Idk. :/
lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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it's difficult to do things well and securely on windows.