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#1 losanglo

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 14:01

I'd prefer an open-source solution, but a paid version would be fine as long as it's cheaper than the $100 Win 8.1 Pro upgrade (the only way to get BitLocker AFAIK).

 

I want to use it to encrypt my laptop and my external music drive.

 

Thanks!




#2 siah1214

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 14:07

...Windows 8.1, 8, and 7 pro all have Bitlocker. What OS are you using?



#3 siah1214

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 14:13

Ok, apparently only 7 ultimate has Bitlocker. Still helpful to know what OS you're running.



#4 macstar

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 14:31

google for truecrypt alternatives. there are quite a few out there i would use over bitlocker. the fact that truecrypt website now recommands bitlocker and even has a guide how to migrate is scary itself. i dont wanna know how much money was involved. :s



#5 siah1214

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 14:35

google for truecrypt alternatives. there are quite a few out there i would use over bitlocker. the fact that truecrypt website now recommands bitlocker and even has a guide how to migrate is scary itself. i dont wanna know how much money was involved. :s

What a conspiracy!  Or maybe the developers got tired of their thankless work and wanted to push people to something that worked well.



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 14:41

Want to keep those Bieber albums top secret, huh? :laugh:

 

Seriously though, why would you want to encrypt a drive with only music on it? Just asking.



#7 xrobwx

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 14:43

Here are a bunch!

 

http://alternativeto...ware/truecrypt/



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 16:57

I'd prefer an open-source solution, but a paid version would be fine as long as it's cheaper than the $100 Win 8.1 Pro upgrade (the only way to get BitLocker AFAIK).

 

I want to use it to encrypt my laptop and my external music drive.

 

Thanks!

linux has built in HD encryption tool, give it a go



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 17:00

personally gonna stick with 7.1a until a fork takes off (looking like this is goona be worth keeping an eye on http://truecrypt.ch/)



#10 Bonfire

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 17:03

Truecrypt isn't gone, 7.1 still works fine. It will be forked in the future, its pretty much guaranteed.



#11 mastercoms

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 17:16

Check http://prism-break.org

dm-crypt with LUKS for Linux
Anything else, encfs.

#12 Level5Operative

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 17:43

I found this one very interesting as an alternative to Truecrypt and most likely the one I will use. DiskCryptor. I found the video that shows it working:

 

I will likely try this later because in some ways it seems better than even truecrypt ever was. Especially with the boot disk functionality.



#13 vetneufuse

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 17:58

Dumb question, since I never had a TPM chip to just mess with... if you use a TPM chip to encrypt using Bit locker, and say the TPM chip is destroyed, it would in essence be impossible to ever recover the encrypted data?



#14 +Ely

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 18:05

I have been using Data Protecto www.dataprotecto.com for a few months with no problems at all, very easy to use and lots of features, not just plain encryption.



#15 Ian William

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 18:18

Dumb question, since I never had a TPM chip to just mess with... if you use a TPM chip to encrypt using Bit locker, and say the TPM chip is destroyed, it would in essence be impossible to ever recover the encrypted data?

In principle, as long as you've created Bitlocker recovery keys (as per Bitlocker's instructions) you should be fine. I've never tried this myself though (certainly wouldn't want a destroyed TPM).





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