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date: 2006-08-11 00:15:44+00:00

'Tool of the day : truecrypt'

categories: - Linux - Security - Tools - Windows

Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000/2003 and Linux Main Features:

* Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

* Encrypts an entire hard disk partition or a device.

* Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

* Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

  1) Hidden volume (steganography – more information may be found here).

  2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (volumes cannot be distinguished from random data).

* Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Blowfish (448-bit key), CAST5, Serpent, Triple DES, and Twofish.
  Mode of operation: LRW  (CBC supported as legacy).