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Re: Truecrypt
From: Viktor <max () artifcial-intelligence us>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 18:52:22 +0100

I tried using the latest version of true crypt with my windows vista system encrypted. Worked for few days, later installed some programs and after a reboot the true crypt loader didnt appear. So Ive put true crypt cd with my key to restore and nothing happened with varius restore systems.. Thankfully I had hirens boot cd and repartitioned the drive on my laptop. Lost all data not just the system partition. Most partition programs couldnt even see other partitions but one did and all it saw was unpartitioned space of 150 gb.. Was lucky to have a backup for Vista so after repartitioning I had my system back. Will never use true crypt again for partition based encryption.

Best regards Viktor.

Roscoe wrote:
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Douglas Duckworth
<stlpcsecurity () gmail com> wrote:
I've been using Truecrypt on my personal laptop for two moths.  The entire
drive and boot sector are encrypted and I've noticed insignificant
performance decreases.

FWIW If you value performance you could only encrypt the sections of
the system that require confidentiality.

Speaking from a GNU/Linux perspective, there's not much worthwhile to
be gained from having /usr, /bin, etc...Encrypted.
Rather, one could opt to encrypt just swap, /tmp, /home and either all
of or sections of /var [like /var/tmp].

-- Roscoe

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