Getting Started - Encryption
david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Sun May 10 07:54:11 EDT 2015
On 5/10/2015 5:41 AM, Gregory Forster wrote:
> Hi Jake,
> I use Truecrypt. You can either encrypt all of, or a portion of
> your hard dive, or USB hard drive. You create a "container" of any
> size you want, within the limits of the available storage. Whatever
> you want encrypted goes in that container. I have two containers in a
> subdirectory called "Files", one for business and one for personal.
> For the personal, I not only have my GNUcash files, I have
> subdirectories housing all my medical files and other very private
> personal data. For business, I not only have GNUcash files, I also
> have tax records, payroll spreadsheets and more in separate folders
> for each year.
> On 5/9/2015 8:12 AM, jake togiveout wrote:
>> So I'm making the switch from quicken to this. Had looked at
>> personalcapital.com and they look nice but I don't like somebody else
>> having my data.
>> Can I encrypt the files which store this information? What about
>> types of DB files later from local to mysql?
>> Also regarding the online items, I was having some trouble setting up
>> import. Does that work?
>> What about stock price updates? Is there a screen for reports to
>> update all
>> of my investments?
>> Sorry they are very basic questions, I had some trouble following
>> http://www.gnucash.org/docs/v2.4/C/gnucash-help/import-qif.html, the
>> backups were encrypted.
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I think that it is important to point out that TrueCrypt is no longer
supported. The heir apparent, LUKS, is currently only available in
Linux and Unix-like environments as far as I know. It will only support
the TrueCrypt algorithm for a limited time. I think there is no best
choice, just some are better than others.
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