November 3, 2005

TrueCrypt Goes Linux

Anonymous Reader writes "Finally, after months of waiting, TrueCrypt, the famous open-source disk encryption software for Windows XP/2000, (recently featured in The Washington Post and picked as one of 101 Top Websites by PC Magazine) has been ported to Linux. This allows users to access their TrueCrypt-encrypted volumes under Linux and bridges the gap between these two platforms. In case you still have not heard of TrueCrypt, it can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mount it as a real disk. It can also encrypt an entire hard disk partition or storage device such as USB memory stick. One of the main advantages of the software is that it provides plausible deniability (in case you are forced to reveal the passphrase by an adversary)."

Link: truecrypt.org

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