TrueCrypt creates and opens secure volumes that function like an attached drive, making it possible to move files to and from a secure place, as well as open and run. Additional security features include support for key files and hidden volumes inside regular ones (for plausible deniability) for higher security, as well as hardware acceleration and benchmark tools for speed.
Supports a range of encryption algorithms including AES, Serpent, and Twofish, as well as combinations (e.g. Serpent + Twofish) in the event that one of them is eventually cracked.
Includes a variety of command-line controls, and official clients are also available for Mac and Linux. (Whole disk encryption options are of course not portable.)
NOTE: Version 7.2 only allows the opening of TrueCrypt volumes, not their creation. Version 7.1a can be downloaded from FileHippo (http://filehippo.com/download_truecrypt), but the security it provides is unclear.
|System Requirements:||Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7|
|Writes settings to:||None|
|Stealth: ?||No. Writes "LEGACY_TRUECRYPT" driver settings to the registry.|
|License:||Open Source: TrueCrypt License Version 3.0 (donate)|
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