age

A simple, modern and secure encryption tool (and Go library) with small explicit keys, no config options, and UNIX-style composability. (by FiloSottile)

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FiloSottile/age is an open source project licensed under BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License which is an OSI approved license.

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  • Encryption Software with "Write-Only" mode? (Asymmetric)
    Take a look at "age" (https://github.com/FiloSottile/age). Fits the bill exactly, uses modern encryption, and so on. Author is, if I recall correctly, the security head for the Go language (if not that, something very similar).
  • Sanity check of my method for encrypting files with asymmetric keys (not asking for an actual audit)
    if this is for learning, fine, but if it's for serious use take a look at "age" (https://github.com/FiloSottile/age). It's relatively new but mature enough and has seen lots of use.
  • Best single file encryption
    Keep an eye on Age, since it is gaining traction.
  • PGP Marks 30th Anniversary
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-06-07
    Thanks! Link to "age", for those who are interested:

    https://github.com/FiloSottile/age

    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-06-07
  • age using ssh keys instead of native keys
    reddit.com/r/crypto | 2021-06-03
    (For those who are going to suggest the hack in https://github.com/FiloSottile/age/issues/86, you lose the ability to decrypt STDIN by using that hack, and decrypting STDIN is very much something I need in my (proposed) workflow).
    reddit.com/r/crypto | 2021-06-03
    Per the README (emphasis mine):
  • can age private keys (X25519) be encrypted with a passphrase
  • GPG-Tui, a Terminal User Interface for GnuPG
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-05-29
    In that case I would recommend Age. It’s a modern and sound replacement for GPG.

    https://age-encryption.org/

  • How to do I password-protect/lock folders on Linux?
    As a modern alternative I suggest https://age-encryption.org/
  • Ideas on how to store age or signify private keys utilizing a smartcard?
    Im currently using GPG pretty heavily in my life to encrypt and sign stuff. To secure my private keys i have various smart cards. While GPG works i like the simplicity of tools like age and signify from the openbsd developers. While age plans to add smartcard support there is no such info about signify. Now i was wondering if i can somehow bring in my smartcards into it to secure my key a bit more.
  • a new age-based cli password manager
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-05-14
    it’s best explained by the project readme
  • made an XOR encryption, is it secure?
    reddit.com/r/crypto | 2021-05-08
    https://github.com/FiloSottile/age/blob/85763d390a45b546ad2ac34a5e3e09ccd047c6df/age.go#L107
  • FiloSottile/age : a simple, modern and secure file encryption tool. asymetric keys and also ssh keys
    reddit.com/r/devel | 2021-05-07
  • Keybase is abandonware :( What else is good for secure chat + fuse files?
    reddit.com/r/Keybase | 2021-04-23
    Will this work for your use case https://github.com/FiloSottile/age