FreeOTFE V5

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by waldovanlaeken, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. waldovanlaeken

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    I like it too. I also use it instead of TC...
     
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    Seems to me, that the recovery in case of a unexpected system shutdown encryted volumes (or partitions) are better protected then there TC counterparts.

    I have read many horror stories on the Truecrypt formums about losing data. Never had that happen with FreeOTFE.

    Nice thing is the "new" FreeOTFE explorer program where you can mount volumes on a system without admin acces.

    http://www.freeotfe.org/main_explorer_differences.html
     
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    I wonder if free software like truecrypt and FreeOTFE would be willing to, or do take million dollar donations from the NSA and the like to provide information on backdoor attacks.

    It would show these security organisations that the software is not there to hinder the law but really is there for personal security of one's data. But if the data encrypted may be a danger to the state or in breach of the nation's laws than the government agencies can gain access.
     
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    FreeOTFE is great...
    It only needs a inplace encryption/decryption and a OS encryption and than it would be perfect.
     
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    I see this happen with closed source programs (Bestcrypt/Drivecrypt etc..) but not with opensource.

    Soon or later somebody WILL examine the freely available source code, and find these backdoors & make them public.

    That's why i never use closed source encryption software.
     
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    This does indeed work but if I understand it, it's not using on the fly encryption. It's more like the regular Windows Explorer type of file access. Is that correct?
     
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    Thanks for the info! :)
     
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    Your welcome !
     
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