Installing TrueCrypt and LastPass on Ubuntu Linux

When it comes to truly secure, crossplatform, password management and file encryption solutions I have two go to options; LastPass and TrueCrypt. Since these are not available in the Ubuntu repositories, installing these on Linux is a manual process. The following will make installing both of these products a snap.

Install TrueCrypt

Using your browser navigate to the downloads page of the TrueCrypt website and download the version appropriate for your system. Install TrueCrypt using the following commands.

cd ~/Downloads
tar -zxvf truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz 
sudo chmod +x truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x64 && ./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x64

Install LastPass

Using your browser navigate to the downloads page of the LastPass website and download the version appropriate for your system. Install LastPass using the following commands.

cd ~/Downloads
tar -zxjf lplinux.tar.bz2 
# Edit corrected tar arguments, thank you Gavin Cooper
tar -vxjf lplinux.tar.bz2 sudo chmod +x install_lastpass.sh && ./install_lastpass.sh # Restart your browser