[windows2000] Re: Download Pick: TrueCrypt, Open SourceDriveEncryption

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:59:54 +0200

Joshua Owen <> wrote on Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:53 PM:

Kinda. 8-) I need to look this up though.

> Hidden volumes reside within standard Truecrypt volumes that can only be
> accessed if you can specify their exact name (and password of course)
> after mounting the standard volume. It's purpose is that it allows you
> to disclose the password (if u have to) for the standard volume without
> compromising the data within the hidden one. There is no identifiable
> difference between the hidden vol and the standard volumes data/free
> space.
>
> A great solution to store personal data in that you don't want it to be
> accessed if lost. Even if the standard volume was cracked, potential
> data thieves wouldn't be aware of the existance of the hidden volume.
>
> Only prob is if u forgot the name of the hidden vol!
>
> Hope that made sense!!
>
>>>> "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 28/09/06 10:17:00 am >>>
> Joshua Owen <> wrote on Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:59 AM:
>
> Hidden volumes? Like in hiding c:\ but still be able to run apps from
> it? I
> need to look into this...
>
>
>> Is a lot better in my opinion, more encryption methods available for
>> stronger keys, also traveler mode so you don't have to install to use the
>> software.
>>
>> The extra security of hidden volumes is also a brilliant feature.
>>
>> Very nice app.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Josh
>>
>>>>> "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 28/09/06 7:38:12 am >>>
>> 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
>> http://ThinHelp.com 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
>> disk.
>>
>>
>>
>> *    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>
>> http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads.php
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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