Jetico BestCrypt vs. Exlade Cryptic Disk

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Frank648, Jul 7, 2012.

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  1. Frank648

    Frank648 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    using BestCrypt for several years, I came across Cryptic Disk.
    Both programs are able to encrypt partitions or create encrypted container files with hidden containers.

    BestCrypt: jetico.com
    Cryptic Disk: exlade.com

    I wonder if anyone could comment on either one regarding safety or reliability.
    BC is being used for plain container files without problems so far.
    Cryptic Disk may be used portable and therefore makes it an interesting choice.
    No TrueCrypt - had failures with it.

    Thanks for reading - (and your comments) :)
     
  2. chronomatic

    chronomatic Registered Member

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    Use Truecrypt. If you've had "failures" it probably means you have done something wrong.
     
  3. 0strodamus

    0strodamus Registered Member

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    If I had to choose between the two products you listed, I would go with Jetico. I've purchased several products from them and they are safe and reliable.

    You might also want to check out both DiskCryptor and FreeOTFE if you haven't already. I've used both of these programs without any issues.
     
  4. Frank648

    Frank648 Registered Member

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    Thank you, 0strodamus

    I have noticed, containers of Cryptic Disk and TrueCrypt 7.1a may be deleted
    without any warning.
    BestCrypt requires input of password for deletion.
    Further, TC does not accept all characters for a password.

    Guess, I stay with BestCrypt.
     
  5. dantz

    dantz Registered Member

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    I agree. TrueCrypt's major focus on privacy and deniability has resulted in the exclusion of many features that would improve safety and reliability. However, you can't have it both ways, e.g. you can't hide and deny something while you're actively protecting it.

    As long as you aren't planning on denying the existence of your encrypted data you are better off using BestCrypt's reliability-enhancing (but also dead giveaway) features such as container guard, identifiable header signatures, etc.
     
  6. redcell

    redcell Registered Member

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    Go for Bestcrypt Volume Encryption.

    Encrypt your whole hard drive. Some of the best parts:
    ■ you can customize your preboot DOS message to anything
    ■ it comes with crash hotkey (while you're doing your work).
    ■ you can convert your working encrypted OS hard drive to encrypted USB storage (but this will kill your bootloader = OS can no longer boot up).
     
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