Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux
Ability to encrypt a non-system partition without losing existing data
on the partition. (Windows Vista/2008)
Note: To encrypt a non-system partition in place,
click 'Create Volume' > 'Encrypt a non-system partition' > 'Standard
volume' > 'Select Device' > 'Encrypt partition in place'
and then follow the instructions in the wizard. Please note that this is not
supported on Windows XP/2000/2003 as these versions of Windows do not
natively support shrinking of a filesystem (the filesystem needs to be
shrunk to make space for the volume header and backup header).
Support for security tokens and smart cards (for more information, see
section Security Tokens and Smart Cards in chapter
The TrueCrypt boot loader can be prevented from displaying any texts (by
selecting Settings > System Encryption and enabling the option
'Do not show any texts in the pre-boot authentication screen').
The TrueCrypt boot loader can now display a custom message (select
Settings > System Encryption and enter the message in the
corresponding field) either without any other texts or along with the
standard TrueCrypt boot loader texts.
Pre-boot authentication passwords can now be cached in the driver
memory, which allows them to be used for mounting of non-system TrueCrypt
volumes (select Settings > System Encryption and enable the
option 'Cache pre-boot authentication password').
Linux and Mac OS X versions: The ability to mount a Windows
system partition encrypted by TrueCrypt and to mount a partition located on
a Windows system drive that is fully encrypted by a Windows version of
Protection against memory corruption caused by certain inappropriately
designed versions of some BIOSes, which prevented the pre-boot
authentication component from working properly.
During the process of creation of a
operating system, TrueCrypt now securely erases the entire content of
the partition where the original system resides after the hidden system has
been created. The user is then prompted to install a new system on the
partition and encrypt it using TrueCrypt (thus the decoy system is created).
Note: Although we are not aware of any security
issues (connected with decoy systems) affecting the previous versions of
TrueCrypt, we have implemented this change to prevent any such undiscovered
security issues (if there are any). Otherwise, in the future, a
vulnerability might be discovered that could allow an attacker to find out
that the TrueCrypt wizard was used in the hidden-system-creation mode (which
might indicate the existence of a hidden operating system on the computer)
e.g. by analyzing files, such as log files created by Windows, on the
partition where the original system (of which the hidden system is a clone)
resides. In addition, due to this change, it is no longer required that the
paging file is disabled and hibernation prevented when creating a hidden
Many other improvements. (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
Many minor bug fixes and security improvements. (Windows, Mac OS X,
Program Information Category:
Tools and Utilities Type:
Free Version: 6.1 Size: 2.99MB Works on: Windows, Mac, Linux