Use TrueCrypt to encrypt stored data on your laptop computer

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Laptops are stolen. Data is compromised. Tens of thousands of individuals are notified of a breach of their private information.

We see this in the news every week.

There is a good product that you can use to safely and effectively encrypt your data; it’s called TrueCrypt.

I have used TrueCrypt for several months and have found it to be solid and reliable. Previously, I used PGP Desktop version 8.1, which is costly and was not reliable for me.

TruCryptWith TrueCrypt you can:

  • Create and mount NTFS volumes as drive letters
  • Encrypt an entire hard disk partition or portable (e.g. USB) drive
  • Create hidden volumes that are impossible to prove that the volume even exists
  • Encryption algorithms supported: AES-256, Serpent, and Twofish

TruCryptTrueCrypt supports Microsoft Vista UAC (User Account Control) (requires version 4.3 released in March 2007).

TrueCrypt is very popular – to date it has been downloaded well over two million times.

TruCrypt(Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with TrueCrypt other than being a satisfied customer)

More information here: http://www.truecrypt.org/

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2 thoughts on “Use TrueCrypt to encrypt stored data on your laptop computer

  1. Pingback: Reduce risks associated with computer hibernation « Securitas Operandi

  2. Terry S

    Great post!! I just have to copy it, I have written a blog about laptop, please come visit my site when u have time ^_^

    Reply

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