One of the best ways of keeping people out of your private accounts or preventing unauthorised local access to your personal information is by not letting them on your Desktop or Laptop in the first place, but how do you go about it? Well, it’s straightforward, you create a password! Is that it?, well ‘sort of’, is the response I usually get. Of particular interest is one of the most common misconceptions “I like to call it – False Sense of Security!”, that is, colleagues who usually boast their user profiles are impenetrable because they have ten+ (10+) character long passwords, but then again, what happens if passwords fail you? Ask me and I will tell you it’s simple! Securing your data
TrueCrypt better known for its real-time ‘on the fly’ and transparent encryption recently fell under the radar mainly because of the the fact that, not only does the source code behind it need to be reviewed but also the custom licensing governing it.
TrueCrypt is an open source based disk encryption and decryption software that runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux Operating systems. Some of its features are entire drive or storage encryption, that is, full hard drive or USB drive encryption. With TrueCrypt one can also encrypt a partition or drive where Windows is installed and even created a hidden partition within another partition, let alone hide volumes on data discs. I have personally and still use TrueCrypt and I must admit this software works like a dream. However, the major concern is the controversial