TrueCrypt Alternative

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  1. DanielDavis

    DanielDavis Registered Member

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    With the recent meltdown of TC, what are the alternatives for TrueCrypt:

    1) HD encryption (3 TB)
    2) No need for plausible deniability
    3) No traces of program installation in registry or Win 7 partition
    4) (hopefully) No keys given to NSA, etc.
    5) Preferably OpenSource - Don't mind paying but believe that Open Source might be a bit more open to scrutiny and hence "relatively" free of back doors and having solid code (?).

    I'm sure that right now everyone is asking the same question, so please excuse. :doubt:

    Note:

    1) For the time being I am sticking with Windows 7 and not migrating to Ubuntu Linux. - just got too much else to do and no time to learn a new OS.

    2) So as not to annoy folks I did read the thread "An Introduction To Freeware Encryption Tools" by LowWaterMark, which is unfortunately a bit dated and the links to recommended freeware are now dead links.

    3) A while back I contacted Bruce Schneier and his response was
     
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    Look into DiskCryptor:
    https://diskcryptor.net/wiki/Main_Page

    It's what I'm using at the moment.

    Some bullet points:
    • It's open source
    • Current and up to date instructions to compile the software if you're into that
    • It's free
    • Support AES, Twofish and Serpent
    • It's fast. My laptop gives around 7000MB/s with AES and 1000MB/s with Twofish and Serpent
    Only minus is using non-US keyboard layouts can cause problem with key mappings. It's also not cross-platform.

    It's what i currently use.
     
  4. BeardyFace

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    Bruce Schneier's first two, DiskCryptor, or keep using TrueCrypt while watching truecrypt.ch and ciphershed.org for news...

    I'm still using the original at present, it's not like Windows, with patches every month for new exploits, it hasn't seen (or as far as anyone knows needed) anything actually fixing in 2 years, there's no logical reason it should suddenly grow security holes or break because its daddy left home...
     
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    It depends how intensely the spooks are looking for the holes.
     
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    And if they find any... there may be none to find, they can't force one to be added to an unmaintained program, they might to a commercial offering, who would release the revised code? And if the spooks give a stuff about you as an individual or not, and if they give enough of a stuff to jump through whatever hypothetical hoops exploiting those hypothetical holes require or not.

    I can look out my window as hard as I want (and so can spooks) won't make a hole in the glass.. *might* find one previously unnoticed, might not, but the window has been looked through a long time, nobody found a hole in it yet. It won't grow one because I stopped cleaning it.
     
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    Every program has exploits, it is just a matter of time and money of finding one.
     
  8. BeardyFace

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    A wise spook is going to invest their time on operating system exploits, or getting malware onto systems, as for all programs having exploits, most probably do, and not all of them are security critical.. I'm not after a fight though, if you're worried about Truecrypt, jump ship to DiskCryptor.. none of the code has been audited, at least the TC bootloader has.. but if you feel that's the lesser risk, or that propritory code is, only you can assess your needs, I've assessed that TrueCrypt remains adequate to mine.
     
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    That's a fun analogy.
     
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