Further to my page offering a "how to" on encrypting emails, this page deals with encrypting files.
There are any number of reasons you may wish to encrypt individual files, for example, maybe you have sensitive customer data, perhaps a client list or cost price tables that if they fell into your competitors hands, would amount to a gold strike.
I will repeat here, it is my belief, all company laptops should have some form of encryption. Ideally, the whole drive should be encrypted, but that is ''not'' the subject of this page.
On this page, we're going to discuss how to encrypt individual files
How to Encrypt emails in Debian Etch 64 bit, PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu Hardy Heron.
Why use email encryption?
It's common knowledge that email is not a secure medium to use for communication, but almost everyone has turned a blind eye to that and many millions of messages are sent each day, that are wide open to interception. More recently, the UK government has published plans to create a massive database of every email sent through the UK Internet system and this has raised very serious questions about personal privacy.