+ easy setup
+ isolated corruption of data as individual files are encrypted not the whole directory tree
- files information (how many files, their sizes and permissions) is "public"
# APPLICABLE FOR UBUNTU/DEBIAN # install encfs and fuse sudo apt-get install fuse-utils encfs # add fuse module to Linux Kernel sudo modprobe fuse # add fuse to end of /etc/modules to autoload fuse module sudo nano /etc/modules # add your self to fuse group sudo adduser <user> fuse # paths have to be absolute, alternatively ~ can be used encfs ~/Dropbox/.encrypted/ ~/encfs/ # configure cipher algorithm, block size, filename encoding etc. # or you can go with default configuration just by pressing [Enter] # unmount fusermount -u ~/encfs # to mount again encfs ~/Dropbox/.encrypted/ ~/encfs/