Stupid Symantec

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Thu Mar 15 18:11:15 CET 2018

On 15/03/18 15:26, Steven Maddox wrote:
> The desktop portion of that software has an OS/kernel level driver that
> watches if you're trying to open a PGP encrypted file... then decrypts
> it on the fly and finally passes it to the application that'd normally
> open it.	


> If this doesn't exist in the main GnuPG project then I'd be happy to be
> referred to any 3rd party bits of software (even if commercial or
> proprietary) that could?	
> I understand if the answer *should* be block-level encryption... but
> they're intend on file-level.	

The obvious approach would be to write a FUSE driver. It would be
mounted as an overlay filesystem, and this filesystem would decrypt the
encrypted files on demand into a ramfs, and then re-encrypt (and shred)
on file close.

I saw a commercial product here that might do what you want, but the
documentation is making my brain hurt:

Andrew Gallagher

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