Encryption is the process of encoding files in such a way that only those who are authorized can access it. Mankind is using encryption from ages even when computers were not in existence. During war they would pass some kind of message that only their tribe or those who are concerned were able to understand.
Linux distributions provide a few standard encryption/decryption tools that can prove to be handy at times. Here in this article we have covered seven such tools with proper standard examples, which will help you to encrypt, decrypt and password protect your files.