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The terms user-friendly and encryption might seem mutually exclusive, but there are some handy tools that encompass both. Most people assume that Linux encryption is all handled from within the command line -- and some of it can be. But it doesn't have to be that way. Here are a few encryption apps offer security and ease of use.
Note: If you'd prefer to view this information as a blog post, check out this entry in our Five Apps blog.
TrueCrypt is an outstanding piece of open source software (also available for Windows and Mac) for on-the-fly encryption. It creates a virtual encrypted disk, where you can add files and folders.