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Re: MS Vista BitLocker - volume or drive?
From: "Ali, Saqib" <docbook.xml () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 07:47:47 -0700
On 3/27/07, Russel Van Tuyl <neondog82 () gmail com> wrote:
This may be a silly question but i could not resist asking it. Does
TrueCrypt not provide an open source alternative to BitLocker? Or is this
like comparing apples and oranges?
Truecrypt is virtual drive encryption, where it creates file based
virtual drive that mounts as a real disk. Everything you place in that
virtual drive is automatically encrypted.
TrueCrypt can also fully encrypt "secondary" i.e. non-boot hard drive.
But it can NOT fully the hard drive which boots the OS. This is where
TrueCrypt differs from Full Disk Encryption solutions. A true FDE
solution can fully encrypt the primary OS drive as well.
TrueCrypt is an OpenSource. Linux and Windows versions available.
MacOS X to be supported soon. It is the best deal (free)