Truecrypt 5.0 -- Better than Ever
RandallS - Fri, 2008-02-08 21:06
I posted about Truecrypt back in 2006 on the old version of this blog. A few days ago, Truecrypt version 5.0 was released with a number of nice improvements, including the ability to encrypt the boot drive. From the announcement:
We are pleased to announce that TrueCrypt 5.0 has been released. Among the new features are the ability to encrypt a system partition or entire system drive (i.e. a drive where Windows is installed) with pre-boot authentication, pipelined operations increasing read/write speed by up to 100%, Mac OS X version, graphical interface for the Linux version, XTS mode, SHA-512, and more.
Every I said about how nice Truecrypt was back in 2006 is even more true today. The new version makes it even easier to keep your private data private. While the CEOs for some large companies and many governments (including the US government, unfortunately) seem to think no one really needs privacy -- everyone both needs and appreciates privacy. Truecrypt can help you protect yours from prying eyes. Check it out. It's free and open source.
Operating System: Windows, Linux, MacOS
Web Site: http://www.truecrypt.org/