The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Free open-source disk encryption software

Posted by Xavier Ashe on November 12, 2005

  • It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mount
    it as a real disk.
  • It can encrypt an entire hard disk partition or a device, such
    as USB memory stick, floppy disk, etc.
  • Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary
    forces you to reveal the password:

    1) Hidden volume (more information may be found here).
    2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (TrueCrypt volumes cannot be
    distinguished from random data).

  • Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Blowfish (448-bit key), CAST5, Serpent
    (256-bit key), Triple DES, and Twofish (256-bit key). Supports cascading
    (e.g., AES-Twofish-Serpent).
  • Based on Encryption for the Masses (E4M) 2.02a, which was conceived in 1997.

    Further information regarding the features of the software may be found in the documentation.

Cool Stuff… I have been running this for a few days now.  If I continue to like it, I'll stop paying Steganos
to crash IE every few days.  If you have a laptop, you should use
something like this.  If you laptop does get stolen, then your
data is safe.  Get the new 4.0 version from


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