TrueCrypt 7.1

TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted drive. On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any user intervention. No data stored on an encrypted volume can be read (decrypted) without using the correct password or correct encryption key. Until decrypted, a TrueCrypt volume appears to be nothing more than a series of random numbers. The entire file system is encrypted (i.e., file names, folder names, contents of every file, and free space).

This software is highly recommended for securing data on laptops.

TrueCrypt performs the following tasks:

  • Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.
  • Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).
  • Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.
  • Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password: 1) Hidden volume (steganography) and hidden operating system. 2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (volumes cannot be distinguished from random data).
  • Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Serpent, and Twofish. Mode of operation: XTS.

Download: TrueCrypt 7.1 | 3.3 MB (Open Source)
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Awesome. Updated just fine on my laptop w/ full system encryption. This should be standard, and enabled, on laptops. No significant slowdown or cpu use, ever. @ThaCrip, you're doin' it wrong if you're getting cpu usage.

dancedar said,
Awesome. Updated just fine on my laptop w/ full system encryption. This should be standard, and enabled, on laptops. No significant slowdown or cpu use, ever. @ThaCrip, you're doin' it wrong if you're getting cpu usage.

no, you are doing it wrong if you aren't getting CPU usage, you should see about 5-15% CPU usage when you are reading or writing to an encrypted volume

I know it's only a minor quibble but it would be nice if they'd work on the icon on the Mac version. It looks very lo-res compared to other apps.

looks like this update benefits primarily mac users.

but i been using it since 2005 on my windows PC and it's very stable. i never had data corruption.

i never used the entire system encryption though as i just use file containers myself. but i would probably rather avoid entire system encryption simply because of the load it would put on your CPU as my CPU (AMD Athlon 3500+ dual core 2.0ghz overclocked to 2.4ghz) can only encrypt/decrypt AES (which is the fastest of the encryption methods) at around 180-190MB/s (to test you can run it's built in benchmark). so basically if you where doing a file transfer and it's processing 90MB/s my CPU load will be roughly half.