Encryption with TrueCrypt

Posted by linux97 on Dec 9, 2010 12:40 PM EDT
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TrueCrypt is secure, multi-platform, and free "as in beer". The first article illustrated the power of TrueCrypt (a readily available encryption package that is platform independent) and the second article provided a command line method of setting up an encrypted partition on a USB drive. As a result of having read both these articles, It occurred to me that there may be renewed interest in external device encryption with the rash of lost or stolen USB drives, or external hard drives, in recent years. It only makes sense. If you lose an encrypted drive that contains sensitive data, (see the first article listed above) you are only out the value of the drive. If you lose an unencrypted drive, you have the potential to be out thousands, if not millions, of dollars. Which would you prefer?

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