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Howto use Loop-AES

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Every day it seems we get another story in the news about how data was lost on a laptop or a USB Flash thumbdrive that should have been encrypted. The sad part is how easy it is to do and how many different ways we can do it. Loop-AES is another alternative we have on Linux and this is how you use it.

Loop Devices are not actual devices rather they are processes that data can be piped through before it is written to the actual device or file. This process could be encryption or format translation.

Userland tool: losetup - Creates and/or destroys the connecting process of the loop device.

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