Wednesday, March 28th 2007

Free Open-Source disk encryption now supports Vista

If you are one of those guys who either want to keep the data on your harddrives secured from foreigners or you are just keen on the latest software technology you should check out TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt lets you encrypt files later to be mounted as a virtual drive. Imagine you want to share an important pile of data with your friends, with TrueCrypt done right you don't need to worry about its security anymore.
But there's more, you can of course encrypt an entire partition on your internal and external hard drive or USB flash drive. The encryption however is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent too.
The new version 4.3 is now completely digitally signed by Microsoft and therefore compatible to Windows Vista and it's User Account Control System (UAC). So there is no hassle anymore if you want to fiddle around with it using Bill's latest creation.Source: TrueCrypt.org
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3 Comments on Free Open-Source disk encryption now supports Vista

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Jimmy 2004
It's a nice little utility - I don't really have anything worth encrypting, but I've got it installed and tried it a few times. I don't know how secure it is, never tried breaking it myself (wouldn't have a clue how) but from what I've read it's one of the best freeware encryption utilities around.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Hey Jimmy, is it a resource hog or a cpu bog down program? Id like to try out some newer encryption software, as the older stuff I tried a few years back, just didnt seem to fit the bill.
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Jimmy 2004
by: WarEagleAU
Hey Jimmy, is it a resource hog or a cpu bog down program? Id like to try out some newer encryption software, as the older stuff I tried a few years back, just didnt seem to fit the bill.
Not at all. You only run it to mount (or unmount) the encrypted partitions and even then it only uses about 4MB of RAM. Obviously the encrypted partition will be a little slower, but overall there will be no negative effects on the rest of your PC.
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