TrueCrypt is an open source encryption package for Windows and Linux, with plans to port it to other systems as well. It allows you to create file systems that transparently encrypt the data stored to them. Since it is open sourced it has been well reviewed and can be ported to new platforms, not something that can be said for Microsoft’s EFS. Another cool feature of TrueCrypt is “plausible deniability” encryption. A hidden volume can be stored in a standard volume using a different password, allowing the user, if forced, to giveaway the outer volume password while keeping the hidden volume password secret.
I'm setting up a new computer right now and this should be quite a useful tool.
I'm going to give it a try on both my flash drives and external hard drives that I port around.
Now... the MOST important question you'll get here...
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June 20th, 2006, 12:35 PM
We've been using truecrypt for quite a while now. The tool is great, does what it's supposed to and best of all it's free. One of the best functions is the ability to escrow the keys for data retrieval later -- policy demands we have this. I especially enjoy the traveler's disk --we're using this for our USB keys. Can't wait to watch the vid because we wrote several docs for people to use the utility so maybe linking to your video would complement them.
June 20th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Great Video, I wonder if its possible to store the hidden volume in an alternate data stream of a regular truecrypt volume. and if not, why?
June 20th, 2006, 07:25 PM
I can't see why not, and I just tested and you can have a Truecrypt volume in and Alternative Data Stream.
June 21st, 2006, 10:19 PM
excellent v-tut! have you had any issues with the software crashing or any other mal-behavior while working with it?
June 22nd, 2006, 01:37 AM
Just to second what has already been said, TrueCrypt is a fantastic program. It gives me the freedom to keep sensitive information on my USB drive without worrying about losing it. Its truly the best on-the-fly encryption utility available right now....and the fact that its free and ultra portable is nice too. Im using a combination of 3 programs to keep my portable data secure right now.....listed below.
TrueCrypt - For data stored on my hard drive or on my USB drive
Thunderbird w/ Enigmail (PGP add-on) - Sending Email securely
fSekrit - For creating quick self decrypting text files encrypted w/ AES
June 22nd, 2006, 04:59 AM
Well, so far it has seemed pretty solid.
Originally posted here by genXer excellent v-tut! have you had any issues with the software crashing or any other mal-behavior while working with it?
July 20th, 2006, 02:42 AM
Sorry to bring up the old thread, but here is a small addition.