TrueCrypt v5.1 Released 10MAR08

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  1. KookyMan

    KookyMan Registered Member

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    Hey All, I don't see a posting yet so here it is.

    TrueCrypt v5.1 has been released.

    New Features/Bugfixes Include:
    • New
      • Support for hibernation on computers where the system partition is encrypted (previous versions of TrueCrypt prevented the system from hibernating when the system partition was encrypted). (Windows Vista/XP/2008/2003)
      • Ability to mount a partition that is within the key scope of system encryption without pre-boot authentication (for example, a partition located on the encrypted system drive of another operating system that is not running). (Windows Vista/XP/2008/2003)
      • Command line options for creating new volumes. (Linux and Mac OS X)
    • Improvements
      • Increased speed of AES encryption/decryption (depending on the hardware platform, by 30-90%). (Windows)
      • Faster booting when the system partition is encrypted. (Windows Vista/XP/2008/2003)
      • When the system partition/drive is encrypted, the TrueCrypt Boot Loader is now stored in a compressed form and is, therefore, smaller. If a non-cascade encryption algorithm is used (i.e., AES, Serpent, or Twofish), the TrueCrypt Boot Loader is now small enough so that a backup of the TrueCrypt Boot Loader can be (and is) stored in first drive cylinder. Whenever the TrueCrypt Boot Loader is damaged, its backup copy is run automatically instead.
      • The minimum memory requirements for the TrueCrypt Boot Loader have been reduced from 42 KB to 27 KB (twenty-seven kilobytes). This allows users to encrypt system partitions/drives on computers where the BIOS reserves a large amount of memory. (Windows Vista/XP/2008/2003)
      • Many other minor improvements. (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
    • Resolved Incompatabilities
      • On some computers, when performing the system encryption pretest, Windows failed to display the log-on screen. This will no longer occur. (Windows Vista/XP/2008/2003)
    • Bug Fixes
      • On some systems, drive letters were not correctly assigned to newly mounted non-system volumes. This will no longer occur. (Windows)
      • Many other minor bug fixes. (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
     
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    EASTER Registered Member

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    Thanks for the update notice, and boy did they have a lot of missings finally resolved.

    I hope they got most all of them covered now because at some point i need to put it to some extreme tests and see how she goes.

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  3. KookyMan

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    So far, following their forums, the only "big" issue so far is the hibernation support is failing on some (what I'm presuming based on given names) laptops.

    When they go into hibernation, it appears to go in just fine, but when restarting, its giving the option to boot into normal or safe mode.

    Probably just a lil bug, but... Still a MAJOR step forward.
     
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    EASTER Registered Member

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    Every second an issue is found and a remedy delayed the easier it is to lose interest in any product, but one thing i like with this latest release is that TrueCrypt is not delaying but getting right on it with regards to issues.

    Looks like they want this to eventually be the best they ever developed which bodes very good for those who use these apps.

    EASTER
     
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