Encrypt Data In Ubuntu With GPG Or SSL With Turbo-Secure


Turbo-Secure is a package of Nautilus script that provides the option to safely encrypt & secure personal data. Gnome currently has a program called sea-horse for this purpose, but it is a bit difficult to configure. Apart from that, Turbo-Secure delivers quick SSL and GPG encryption by enabling users to encrypt files and text via right-click context menu in Ubuntu. While Turbo-Secure focuses on securely encrypting your data, it provides numerous encryption types including AES 192bit, 256bit, RC 40bit & 64bit, BlowFish and more.

Turbo-Secure works pretty much like any other Linux script; all you need is to download and extract the compressed archive, and then run the Turbo-Secure-Files-Installer.sh and Turbo-Secure-Text-Installer.sh files. Executing each file will start a wizard that will guide you through the encryption process. In the first step, you will be asked to select either the GPG or SSL encryption standard. GPG is used for protecting personal data (especially text), whereas, SSL is recommended for encrypting personal data.


In the following steps, It presents a number of dialog boxes to configure the security settings. It asks you to specify manual or automatic password input mode, i.e store your password in such a way that you will have to type the password each time you encrypt a file or store passwords on hard drive for ease of use.

Encrypt password

During the script wizard, you will be asked to select an encryption type, e.g. AES 256-Bit, AES 192-Bit, 3DES, DESX, AES 128-Bit, DES, RC4 40-Bit, BLOWFISH, CAST, CAST5, RC2 40-Bit and RC2 64-Bit.


Once the wizard completes, the encryption options will be added to the Ubuntu right-click context menu. You can use these options to encrypt files and text.

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You can download Turbo-Secure from the Gnome look link below.

Download Turbo-Secure

  • Mind

    Sounds great – but the download file has gone. Megaupload was shut down.