Data encryption with SiriKali

Open Up!

When opening a new session, SiriKali starts with an empty list. To mount one of the encrypted drives, click the Mount Volume button in the main window. The application will now open a file manager view where you select the desired drive.

Depending on the authentication method, a modal dialog appears where you can enter the password to open the volume. Then the file manager launches again with the decrypted contents of the drive, and the matching entry appears in the list in the main SiriKali window.

You can work with the contents in an unlocked state as you would with any conventional, unencrypted directory. If you call the volume directly from the file manager without the detour via SiriKali, you will see numerous files, all of them encrypted. If you also encrypt the file names, the displayed names will not give you any clues as to the files' contents (Figure 4).

Figure 4: If so desired SiriKali will encrypt the file names and prevent any conclusions about the content.

Select Menu | Unmount all in the program window to unmount all the existing drives with a single click when you are done with your work. If you want to terminate the session at the same time, select Unmount All And Quit.

In the System Tray

SiriKali creates a launcher in the system tray of your working environment when you open a session. When you exit the software using the Close button in the titlebar, only the window disappears; the software continues to run in the background.

Pressing the blue button in the system tray opens a menu where you can open or close the program window by clicking on Show/Hide. In this way, if you temporarily stop working with encrypted volumes, you do not need to close the application completely every time.

Conclusions

SiriKali makes encrypting files and directories far easier for users without root privileges. Integration with various desktop environments lets you handle encrypted data just as easily as working with conventional drives. The program encrypts the contents in near real time, so you won't experience any significant latency.

SiriKali is a very useful choice for users who want to encrypt files and directories quickly and efficiently, without having to delve into the depths of a more complex application.

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