Best Practice – Encryption

Truecrypt, is a Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

Official website for TrueCrypt

  • Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive .
  • Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).
  • Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.
  • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted.
  • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors.
  • Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:Hidden volume(steganography) and hidden operating system.More information about the features of TrueCrypt may be found in on the official website.
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