Posts Tagged ‘TrueCrypt’

Installing TrueCrypt (64-bit edition)

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

I am downloading TrueCrypt for Ubuntu 64-bit. The installation is easy going.

Encrypting an external USB drive

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Currently, I am encrypting an external USB drive with TrueCrypt 6.2 under Ubuntu 9.04. First, the outer volume is beeing formatted:


Later, I will have to create the hidden volume. I will use the hidden volume for backup of my KeePassX database. The database has a size of about 100 KB (a traditional floppy disk has 1.44 MB) – so it is pretty small. Since the database itself is encrypted (password and keyfile are needed to decrypt it), I have very high security. In the outer volume of the external USB hard drive that I am momentarily encrypting, a backup of files from an Win XP computer will be stored. I hope that this will work. I am not totally sure because I don’t know the file format TrueCrypt is encrypting the external hard drive with. It might be possible that Win XP doesn’t recognize ext3 if it is used. I will see.

Creating a hidden TrueCrypt container

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I just created a TrueCrypt file under Ubuntu. It was the first time that I created a hidden container within the outer container. It is a pretty complicated concept. I am using this complicated concept with the hidden container just for backup. It works.

I hope that it will be possible in a future version of TrueCrypt to encrypt the hole Ubuntu system. Under Win XP, this is already possible.

By the way, I just saw that TrueCrypt 6.2 is available. You might want to take a look into the new features.

Removing TrueCrypt 6.0a

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

At the moment, I am removing TrueCrypt 6.0a with Synaptic from my Ubuntu 8.10 machine. After that, I will download and install the current version 6.1a.