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TrueCryt

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 4:50 pm
by BearBones
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.

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 5:55 pm
by pugchief
DiskCryptor and VeraCrypt are the available replacements.

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 5:57 pm
by dualstow
Yeah, I switched to veracrypt b/c of advice on this forum.
Works.

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:14 am
by Lonestar
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.

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:45 am
by dualstow
(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.

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:29 am
by Lonestar
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.

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 12:40 pm
by MachineGhost
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.

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:09 am
by BearBones
Thanks all. Any advantage of VeraCrypt over just making a 256 encrypted disk image on a Mac?

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:49 am
by dualstow
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.

Re: TrueCryt

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:13 am
by dualstow
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.