24.Key Code

Looking for the easiest method for protecting a file behind a layer of encryption in Linux? Here are two easy ways.

Your security and privacy have both become critically important. Businesses are not the only entities that have to keep sensitive information from prying eyes. You might have bank account details, contracts, wills, and other files on your desktop that should be locked behind a password, so only you can access them.

But how do you do this, if Linux is your operating system of choice? Believe it or not, it's actually pretty simple. I want to show you two different methods -- one using the command line and one that makes use of the built-in file manager -- so you too can protect those important documents. 

You can do this with just about any type of file (text, .docx, .odt, PDF, .jpg, or you name it). One word of warning: Both methods do require using the command line. However, the GUI method only requires that you use the command line to install the required integration for the file manager.

With that said, let's get to the processes.