Encrypt Your Data With EncFS (Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10)

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EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. It is a pass-through filesystem, not an encrypted block device, which means it is created on top of an existing filesystem. This tutorial shows how you can use EncFS on Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.10 to encrypt your data.

http://www.howtoforge.com/encrypt-your-data-with-encfs-debian-squeeze-ubuntu-11.10