The Best Free Encryption Software-True Crypt

by vbb on February 8, 2009

in Open Source,Software

information security

information security

The importance of hiding/encrypting your data cannot be put in words.It can be better understood by one who has lost personal/financial/classified data and faced the consequences.

The unscrupulous  person who gets into your data may wipe off you bank accounts (if you are naive enough to store your complete bank details on your laptop) or even put you in trouble depending on your sensitive  personal details.

Therefore encryption is must for such information on your computer.True Crypt offers the encryption facility for free and using it is a piece of cake.The program is so popular that it has been downloaded 8,788,796 times as on yesterday.

True Crypt  is an open source software which provides on the fly and automatic encryption.You can encrypt a single folder, a hard disk partition or even a folder on a USB drive. It creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk,which can be used just as you use other volumes of your hard drive.

Main Features of True Crypt

  • On the fly encryption:As they describe -means

On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any user intervention

  • Strong Encryption

It uses strong and standard encryption algorithms like AES256                            Serpent and Twofish.

  • Easy to use

This software has one of the best documented help.For a newbie it  has complete help showing screen shots to get started using it

  • Versatile

True Crypt works on Windows ,Linux and Mac too.It can be used on USB drives meaning that your data is secure even when you are on the go

This software is a must have for everybody concerned with information security.

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