can you still use trucrypt???

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PK-her0

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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
 
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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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