Often I find that I want that same convenient access to files that contain sensitive information (like bank account numbers) and such. Of course I don't want these files readable and accessible to just anyone and I honestly don't trust putting them in something like DropBox where they're supposed to be encrypted but I don't know how well their security is managed.
Like my music and my movies the convenience of being able to access these files from anywhere is a must. So what I've chosen to do in order to keep these files secure and publicly available to me on the internet is to encrypt the individual files.
This is actually not a really difficult thing to do because of OpenSSL. OpenSSL is available on most (if not all) *nix distributions as well as being available as a Windows Package.
To encrypt a file using OpenSSL you would do the following:
$ openssl des3 -salt -in "SOME_FILE" -out "SOME_FILE.encrypted"
To decrypt that same file using OpenSSL you would do the following: