[windows2000] Re: Download Pick: TrueCrypt, Open Source Drive Encryption

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 08:38:12 +0200

Thx for the hint, I always find your download picks interesting! 
What is the difference between truecrypt and Windows EFS, except the more
obvious fact that WinEFS doesn't run on linux?


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim Kenzig
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:09 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Download Pick: TrueCrypt, Open Source Drive Encryption

Have you ever wanted to encrypt your USB stick or your laptop hard drive in
case it got lost? TrueCrypt is a Free Open source solution.   

TrueCrypt is an open source disk encryption software for Windows 2000/XP/2003
and Linux.
Main Features   

*       Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real

*       Encrypts an entire hard disk partition or a storage device such as USB
flash drive.

*       Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

*       Provides two levels of plausible
<http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=plausible-deniability> deniability, in case an
adversary forces you to reveal the password:

1) Hidden  <http://thinhelp.com/hiddenvolume.php> volume (steganography ? more
information may be found  <http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=hidden-volume> here).

2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (volumes cannot be distinguished from
random data).

*        <http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=encryption-algorithms> Encryption
algorithms:  <http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=aes> AES-256,
<http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=blowfish> Blowfish (448-bit key),
<http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=cast5> CAST5,
<http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=serpent> Serpent,
<http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=triple-des> Triple DES, and
<http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=twofish> Twofish.
Mode of operation:  <http://thinhelp.com/docs/?s=modes-of-operation> LRW  (CBC
supported as legacy). 

 Download it from  <http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads.php>


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