Monday, 31 December 2012

Encrypt and decrypt files using openssl

Here's a safe way to pass sensitive files over email...

To encrypt use:
openssl enc -e -bf-cbc -in <> -out <FILE.ENC>
This will ask you for a password that you'll need to decrypt the file.

And to decrypt:
openssl enc -d -bf-cbc -in <FILE.ENC> -out <>

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