Increase gpg file encryption security using AES256

Apr 02

In order to increase backup files or sensitive information using gpg you should specify gpg using AES256 cipher algo. AES256 will use 256 bit key, it’s open encryption algorithm and it’s been approved by the NSA for top secret information.

Add to the gpg the following switch:

–cipher-algo=AES256

The full command line to encrypt file using gpg with AES256 key:

gpg –cipher-algo=AES256 -c file.tgz

It’s quite of bit of typing every time and I prefer to set-up alias

alias gpg=’gpg –cipher-algo=AES256′

you can add it to your ~/.bashrc or any other profile file that is executed when you login into the system. The alias syntax may change if you are using different bash viagra india.

2 Responses to “Increase gpg file encryption security using AES256”

  1. The alias syntax may change if you are using different bash.

    ==> If you use a different SHELL. bash is a particular shell.

  2. I think setting up alias in profile file can solve this issue.

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