mbgb14 at gmail.com
Mon May 22 13:33:14 PDT 2006
Anyone ever used it? I just downloaded it for my Windows box its very cool.
What it does is it lets you mount secure virtual volumes. Lets pretend, that
you have some porn. I'm gonna make a secure volume and call it "
ImportantWorkSpreadsheet.xls" or whatever. It doesn't matter what
name/extension it is, because TrueCrypt get the data from inside the file.
So, we've made say, a 3GB volume (you have *alot* of porn!).
Then, we're gonna mount it with TrueCrypt to, lets say, the "P:\" drive. So,
we go back to Windows Explorer, and move all your unencrypted porn from
"C:\heresmyporncomelookatme" to "P:\" which is really
"C:\ImportantWorkSpreadsheet.xls". The encryption happens on the fly. So,
when you unmount it, it just goes away like that! (Now you just have to
worry about your boss trying to open this 3GB spreadsheet and listening to
Excel complain that its invalid!
That's the first way to do it. The other way is to encrypt a whole device
(partition). Lets pretend I have a whole bunch of important work files on
"D:\". We want to encrypt the D: drive with TrueCrypt. Then, the whole
device is 100% secure and can't be opened without mounting it in TrueCrypt
with the right passphrase. (Note: when you choose to encrypt a device, it
will *wipe* it, to encrypt it. So move all your stuff onto another drive and
then move them back on once its encrypted).
Pretty neat eh? :) Now, you're wondering "Wow, if only something like that
existed for Linux!!!!" Well, it does. The project is completely opensource!
They have a linux version yippee!
So try it out :D
pub 1024D/9091C422 02/05/2006 Mitchell Brown <mbgb14 at gmail.com>
Primary key fingerprint: 812B 94BC EA0D 345A CC1C 2ED9 F7F6 5CCF 9091
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