TrueCrypt - Version 5 Does Whole Disk Encryption!

2008-02-06 21:18 - Links

New features: Ability to encrypt a system partition/drive with pre-boot authentication ...

Ironically, I finally investigated laptop drive encryption just around a month ago. With my previous laptop, I had researched quite a bit, and seen TrueCrypt. I liked going with an open source solution, but TrueCrypt didn't handle pre-boot authentication, which I really wanted. I wanted the whole thing, including for example all my cookies and everything else, to be encrypted. I only found one legitimately free piece of software that did whole-drive encryption with pre-boot authentication: FREE CompuSec. Over the christmas break, I took a pre-encryption backup of the whole drive, and fired the software up.

It worked, but the interface was a bit annoying at times. Now that TrueCrypt is free (and since I never got to installing CompuSec on the new laptop), I'm really going to investigate this new version.

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