Wednesday, August 21, 2013

TrueCrypt is software for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, without any user intervention. No data stored on an encrypted volume can be read (decrypted) without using the correct password/keyfile(s) or correct encryption keys. Entire file system is encrypted (e.g., file names, folder names, contents of every file, free space, meta data, etc).
Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. 

Features of Truecrypt
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive
  • Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication)
  • Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent
  • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted
  • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors
Installation Procedure

Step 1: Login as root user and add the ppa

add-apt-repository ppa:stefansundin/truecrypt

Step 2: Update  and install truecrypt

apt-get update

apt-get install truecrypt

Thats it installation will finish

Uninstallation Procedure

For Removing the truecrypt run the following command in terminal

apt-get remove truecrypt
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