Truecrypt Protection?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Someone, Jun 28, 2008.

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  1. Someone

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    Hi

    I realise Truecrypt is a privacy tool, but I was thinking if I browse the web with portable Firefox inside a Truecrypt volume and a drive-by download infects me but does not activate immediately and then I close the volume, can the malware break out of it?

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  2. Tadoussac

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    TrueCrypt is intended to keep unwelcome people out of your container and your data. Using it to "trap" malware inside your encrypted partition or container is not really what TrueCrypt was designed for.

    In any case, once you dismount your TrueCrypt volume, I can't imagine how any malware (or any executable) can run.... UNTIL.. the next time you mount the volume again.
     
  3. ola nordmann

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    TrueCrypt is meant for protecting your private data, not protect against malware.

    It doesn't give any additional security compared to running a portable firefox outside of TrueCrypt.
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    TrueCrypt is not a Pandora's box, containing all the malware of mankind, you need Sandboxie's box to do this. ;)
     
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    Agreed. Also, some kind of 'eraser' would be good too.
     
  6. Someone

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    Hi

    OK. Thanks
     
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