TRUECRYPT 7 Released

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by chiraldude, Jul 19, 2010.

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  1. absolute

    absolute Registered Member

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    hey everyone...
    look i have a very sercert file to my job and it is very important to me
    and i use a truecrypt program
    i want to asq what is the percent of penetrating or cracking this program or all the program that work on the public and privte/public keys
    wait ur aswer , it is essentiol to me
    thank u all
     
  2. KookyMan

    KookyMan Registered Member

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    This program has a minimal chance of being cracked, same applies to containers that are made with it. It is far more likely that someone will attempt to get your password via other means. (Cameras, social engineering, keyloggers, etc.)
     
  3. absolute

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    ok thank u very much
    i understand from u that no way for cracking it by direct way for example to reverse it's source or decrypt the data file useing some program
    the only way is that by sniffing ..etc
     
  4. pajenn

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    I gave the above setup a try on a virtual machine. The encryption went fine and the virtual XP boots fine. When I boot to my virtual BartPE (post pre-boot authentication), the C: partition does not appear formatted. I can mount it to another drive letter though from TrueCrypt traveler mode, but the auto-mount or auto-start options don't work.
     
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  5. pajenn

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    Questions:

    1. Does Rollback Rx work if you install it on a true encrypted system partition?

    2. Suppose I boot to a "recovery" partition or disk, mount a true encrypted system partition (say as drive Z: ), make a regular backup (not sector-by-sector) of it using ShadowProtect, Acronis, Macrium, Drive Snapshot, or similar, then can that backup be restored at a later time to the same mounted partition without problems? Will backup and restore times remain the same as for non-encrypted partitions?
     
  6. noblelord

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    Question that I cannot find the answer to elsewhere: At the moment I am using Truecrypt for full OS encryption and I enter a password at log-on. Does Truecrypt support keyfiles stored on a USB device, so I could use this if I couldn't be arsed to type the password. And if I lost the USB stick, I could type my password instead?

    Thanks.
     
  7. chiraldude

    chiraldude Registered Member

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    truecrypt can not load keyfiles when booting and encrypted system. Only keyboard input can be used for password.
    This is yet another reason that a more versatile boot loader is needed for truecrypt. If there were a way to boot Windows from LINUX it would be possible to boot an encrypted OS with a keyfile.
     
  8. korben

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    Just noticed there's an update to v 7.0

    so my Q is:

    how to update portable TC?
     
  9. pajenn

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    fwiw, I tried this today on a virtual machine and it didn't work. the system gets stuck with a black screen before pre-boot authentication.
     
  10. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    You need Admin privs. But I don't have TC installed and travelers works well.

    BTW, When a new TC version comes out, can I just extract the new TC files into my TC folder?

    OR, do I need to start from scratch and create a brand new 6GB container?
     
  11. ABee

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    You can usually install a new version on top of a previous one, yes.

    Though you should always read the release notes for any specific dos and don'ts.

    I always pull my data out of the existing volumes first anyway, just as a precaution.
     
  12. acuariano

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    1 question:;..almost know nothing about TC.
    after entering the password for a partition,how secure is that partition?
    -is it expose to regular threats?..or keeps secure in a encrypted enviroment
     
  13. ABee

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    Once a volume, partition, or drive is open (decrypted), it's just another drive/partition/file/whatever on the machine.
     
  14. acuariano

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    thanks ABee....
     
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