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Download of the Week: TrueCrypt

By Jos
Nov 27, 2009
  1. kimboy

    kimboy TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I use this software in my PC at school, I have a PC that we share as roommates. This software helps me protect my stuff from the other guys. It's really cool and simple to use. Try it if you have not.
     
  2. TechDisciple

    TechDisciple TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I love using this handy encryption app. works fantastic on keeping sensitive data well protected *coughs like bank stuff.
     
  3. guyfred26

    guyfred26 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    This is a nice software if you dont want your children accessing your unwanted files. This will help in security of your files especially if you are sharing one PC.
     
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    You can get it to encrypt your c: drive with whole disk encryption, so you get a password request before it boots the OS. Then you can do away with Windows login altogether.

    I also keep my data on a second partition, don't encrypt that use an encrypted file that fills the partition instead, then when you want to backup your data just unmount the file and then you only have one large file to backup.
     
  5. ajickes

    ajickes TS Rookie

    I've tried it and it works really great! Best of all, it's free. Try it out!
     
  6. CannondaleRider

    CannondaleRider TS Rookie

    I've used TrueCrypt for a while now and can recommend its use without reservation. It just works....almost sounds like a Mac commercial, but true. It works, easily, simply, and is very cross-platform tolerant, which makes it nice not having to worry about what type of OS you're going to have to face when traveling---you can always access your data, esp. on USB drives.

    Just don't lose your key.
     
  7. FrankTank

    FrankTank TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I was actually looking for something similar to this on my old computer. I usually used the hide feature in folder options. It will be nice to create a folder with sensitive information (Uuuhhhmm naked chicks..just kidding) and now it's protected from prying eyes (wife).
    I'm in the process of downloading.
     
  8. lupinnktp

    lupinnktp TS Rookie Posts: 44

    it's worth a try, really. quite a joy to use, and it gives you peace of mind
     
  9. manintech

    manintech TS Rookie Posts: 46

    I really like the software that techspot recommends, I hope there are more
     
  10. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    very nice product that lives up to its reputation. I like that the new version is compatible with windows 7
     
  11. danteoz

    danteoz TS Rookie Posts: 41

    I've been using it for customer documents and financial stuff for a while now. Great free application for encryption
     
     
  12. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Maniac Posts: 346   +18

    After looking at the responses, I think I might advise people to use on their Tax Files. A nice program to help fight back against keyloggers is Keepass
     
  13. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 232

    Very nifty app, I use the portable version on my usb drive
     
  14. Zenphic

    Zenphic TS Rookie Posts: 43

    I've been using this on Windows XP for years without any problem. A great software.
     
  15. rgdot

    rgdot TS Rookie Posts: 16

    One of best software, should be on every top list. It does a job so well.. Been using it and like how the container looks like an innocent file
     
  16. GoranGol

    GoranGol TS Rookie

    I like this program. I use it to store passwords and other private stuff on my laptop (in case if it gets stolen).
     
  17. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    This is a brilliant piece of software. It is very useful if you want to encrypt anything personal. I highly recommend this product.
     
  18. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    I have been using TrueCrypt for a number of years and it works quite well. I highly recommend that you keep this in your pc tools.

    TrueCrypt 6.3a (Nov 23, 2009) is on TrueCrypt.org, the link in the article takes you to a TechSpot link that features TrueCrypt 6.1a from Dec 2008. May want to update the TechSpot download link.
     
  19. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    A VERY handy app. I have been using TruCrypt for little over a year. I installed it on my 2GB flash drive that does not have the security built in. Works like a charm. Tryit....you will like it.
     
  20. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,373   +289

    I use this software to encrypt all the data for my wife's company. It's a mental health therapy shop and they have to follow some pretty strict data security restrictions. One really nice thing about it is that I encrypt all of the employee thumb drives with it and if they ever lose it and someone finds it then it looks like just a blank thumb drive when they plug it it. The first thing it asks to do is be formatted.
     
  21. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,446   +125

    After playing with this for a couple of days, it really is a nice encryption tool, starting for it being free, then allowing the storage to be crypted and not the files itself, so you can encrypt multiple files with a single drag and drop to a single code, and a lot of nice functions like portable TC on external disks to use it even on computers you don't own.

    A very powerful aplication, thumbs up!
     
  22. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Posts: 133

    This seems really nice, i'm likely going to put it on my flash drive and use it for stuff I dont want my boss to see muahaha.

    On a side note, noticed a lot of people saying they just use winrar to password protect. That's fine and everything for files your not to concerned about, but Winrar's password protection isn't very secure at all last i knew. Most people with decent computer knowledge can break it..as compared to this program which offers protection that little to no one can break at the moment.
     
  23. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Enthusiast Posts: 239   +11

    While I'm sure this is a neat application, I don't really have a use for it...yet perhaps. I don't have anything on my computer that I need to hide. Maybe when I need to start doing taxes and banking or anything that involves identity related information, I might use this. But for now, it would just take up space on my PC.
     
  24. Heretic

    Heretic TS Rookie Posts: 37

    looks like a pretty neat program. Think I might give it a shot.
     
  25. Se7enVII

    Se7enVII TS Rookie Posts: 49

    TrueCrypt has always been a favorite of mine. It's open source, easy to use, and has tons of options/encryption schemes. The best feature of all (in my opinion) is being able to set multiple passwords (dummy passwords/dummy data) and having plausible deniability due to the way TrueCrypt works.
     
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