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can you still use trucrypt???

Discussion in 'General Security' started by PK-her0, Feb 8, 2015.

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  1. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    hi guys

    i have two laptops my salesmen are using...they have customers personal details on as well as project plans etc etc
    i need to secure these two laptops in case they are lost/stolen...

    first thing i have done is put on a bios boot password...as i know that can help...i have the passwords in a safe.

    secondly to my dismay i read that trucrypt died last may!!! i have used it in the past to encrypt entire hard drives
    i found it easy to use and worked well.

    i have also read that trucrypt themselves have told people to start using bitlocker
    now i know that bitlocker isnt supported on windows 7 pro...i have googled and found third party packages like
    Advanced Encryption Package Pro 5.98 etc etc but was wondering...

    can i still use trucrypt? is it a major security threat...will it be ok just to detour your average thief from gaining access etc
    i have read articles saying yes its ok...and no..its not ok...so i just dont know

    thats why im posting here to get your guys input...

    thanks
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Here is an alternative free whole disk encryption product that I have tried. It works OK.

    http://www.ce-infosys.com/english/free_compusec/free_compusec_download.aspx

    But BitLocker is better, because you can keep the decryption key on a USB memory stick and you insert the stick when booting the laptop. With the Compusec product above, you get an extra login prompt on boot up and supply a password. Having a USB memory stick is better as the thief must also possess the memory stick, whereas a password can be observed.
     
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