TrueCrypt 5.0, installazione dai sorgenti in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04


E’ stata rilasciata pochi giorni fa la versione 5.0 del software open source TrueCrypt (TrueCrypt Collective License Version 1.3), che introduce diverse novità sia sul fronte Linux che Windows e Mac.

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TrueCrypt 5.0 Released

February 5, 2008; 2200 GMT

We are pleased to announce that TrueCrypt 5.0 has been released. Among the new features are the ability to encrypt a system partition or entire system drive (i.e. a drive where Windows is installed) with pre-boot authentication, pipelined operations increasing read/write speed by up to 100%, Mac OS X version, graphical interface for the Linux version, XTS mode, SHA-512, and more.

After four years of development, during which millions of people downloaded a copy of TrueCrypt, it is the only open-source disk encryption software that runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The newly implemented ability to encrypt system partitions and system drives provides the highest level of security and privacy, as all files, including any temporary files that Windows and applications create on system drives (typically, without the user’s knowledge or consent), swap files, etc., are permanently encrypted. Large amounts of potentially sensitive data that Windows records, such as the names and locations of files opened by the user, applications that the user runs, etc., are always permanently encrypted as well. For more information, please see http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=version-history

E’ possibile criptare partizioni e drive interi e gestirli su diverse piattaforme, o portarsi dietro (traveler mode) una pendrive con i file eseguibili per accedere a quelli criptati oppure criptare tutta la pendrive (per carità non formattatela se la vedete illeggibile!).

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