Encrypting an individual file

When my thumb drive is updated I have two categories of portable apps to check out. File encryption and VNC. Pico is at the top of the list.

I am not sure how secure it is.
You can “encrypt” a PDF via a built-in method.

Also, you can encrypt files with OpenSSL

openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -salt -pass pass:verysecurepassword -in super-secrect-doc.pdf -out super-secrect-doc.enc

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i use GNU Privacy Guard with some flags mostly the symmetric, aes256 encryption & the don’t save passwords flags

No. Please don’t. It’s really the worst option out there for security.

Edit: use age.

is keepass not just for password files not encrypting files you can make a strong password with keepassxc

what make gnupg worse for security

If you needed another reason, read the Efail paper. The GnuPG community, which mishandled the Efail disclosure, talks this research down a lot, but it was accepted at Usenix Security (one of the top academic software security venues) and at Black Hat USA (the top industry software security venue), was one of the best cryptographic attacks of the last 5 years, and is a pretty devastating indictment of the PGP ecosystem.

Using PGP to encrypt emails and files is really the worst thing you can do. Use modern software’s like age instead.

oke thanks for the info

also I’m now changing all my gpg encrypted files to age encryption

“Kryptor is a free and open-source file encryption and signing tool that makes use of modern and secure cryptographic algorithms. It aims to be a better version of age and Minisign to provide a simple, easier alternative to GPG”

This quote is from Privacy Tools website

i wish it ran in the fish shell but sounds cool but also gonna try it also it is on privacyguides.org age is not also picocrypt looks great i have been always a fan of gui apps so picocrypt is “better” the kryptor both are good but i love a gui