Tomb – system for file encryption

Tomb is a system for file encryption, facilitating the backup of secret files.

It’s a simple tool to manage encrypted storage, from the hashes of the dyne:bolic nesting mechanism. Tomb is a single script and can be installed manually anywhere your path.

The program is an evolution of the ‘mknest’ tool developed for the dyne:bolic distribution.

Tomb is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Stable tool.
  • Minimalist design consisting in small and well readable code.
  • Generates encrypted storage folders to be opened and closed using their associated keyfiles, which are also protected with a password chosen by the user.
  • Dig .tomb files (LUKS volumes), forge keys protected by a password (GnuPG encryption) and use the keys to lock the tombs. Tombs are like single files whose contents are inaccessible in the absence of the key they were locked with and its password.
  • Keys can be stored on separate media like USB sticks, NFC, on-line SSH servers or Bluetooth devices to make the transport of data safer: one always needs both the tomb and the key, plus its password, to access it.
  • Execution hooks.
  • Steganography of keys and fast search over filenames and contents.

Website: www.dyne.org/software/tomb
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Denis Roio
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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