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Post by BearBones » Mon May 30, 2016 4:50 pm

Saw something about this on forum recently but can't find it. What do folks recommend for encryption? I like to have sensitive info on a USB drive with me when I travel.
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Post by pugchief » Mon May 30, 2016 5:55 pm

DiskCryptor and VeraCrypt are the available replacements.
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Post by dualstow » Mon May 30, 2016 5:57 pm

Yeah, I switched to veracrypt b/c of advice on this forum.
Works.
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Post by Lonestar » Tue May 31, 2016 9:14 am

dualstow wrote:Yeah, I switched to veracrypt b/c of advice on this forum.
Works.
Have you had any issues in the conversion to VeraCrypt?

I downloaded and changed over yesterday and see no difference other than it takes longer to open the encrypted file. Documentation says this is because of the stronger encryption.
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Post by dualstow » Tue May 31, 2016 9:45 am

(Lonestar)Have you had any issues in the conversion to VeraCrypt?
I didn't really use TrueCrypt, so I can't compare. But, I haven't had any issues with VeraCrypt.
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Post by Lonestar » Tue May 31, 2016 11:29 am

dualstow,

OK thanks. I keep thinking for my needs TrueCrypt will continue to work just fine, but................why mess with the old stuff that won't be supported any more. The user interface is so close on VeraCrypt you really can't tell you have made the change.
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Post by MachineGhost » Tue May 31, 2016 12:40 pm

Since they didn't reveal all of the security flaws of TrueCrypt, how do you know VeraCrypt is any more secure?

I would never use third-party software for boot or full drive encryption unless it is integrated and a battle-tested into the OS, i.e. Bitlocker.
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Post by BearBones » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:09 am

Thanks all. Any advantage of VeraCrypt over just making a 256 encrypted disk image on a Mac?
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Post by dualstow » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:49 am

BearBones wrote:Thanks all. Any advantage of VeraCrypt over just making a 256 encrypted disk image on a Mac?
I made a sparseBundle on my Mac and now it tells me it's unreadable. Files lost. That's just one anecdote and I'm sure it could happen in VeraCrypt, but I don't make sparseBundles or encrypted disk images anymore.
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Re: TrueCryt

Post by dualstow » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:13 am

Honestly, since I don't have much to hide, my main line of defense is to just sign into a guest account when I'm not around. That prevents casual glances that might occur from visiting friends or relatives, contractors, whatever. And external drives unplugged.
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