Originally Posted by LastBucsfan
Not sure if I buy that when even the FBI was unable to crack a Truecrypt encrypted HDD after working on it for more than a year.
Read the info on Truecrypt.org and you'll understand why it is impossible to crack their full system encryption other than 'maybe' being able to extract the encryption key from the RAM if you you're able to get a hold of sticks within 35 seconds of the system being shutdown.
its the same as bitlocker. its not cracking it while the system is still running aren't you concerned that someone takes your drive or access it offline and then viewing it? If shadow copy and ms shadow copy provider is disabled and if your busy using windows they it can't be accessed because its locked. Only way to access it is offline either by a 2nd os on your pc, a boot disk or putting the drive in another pc. If you have a vm around you load linux up and try to access or copy the pagefile over to the vm and see if your manage to do it.
The best option will be to encrypt the entire drive using truecrypt or bitlocker or whatever app you want use. Do not encrypt only a part of it. You might want to enable efs in windows aswell if its not enabled already.
and yes truecrypt has been cracked its old news as truecrypt don't guarantee your data against malware
Remember the mbr is not encrypted. A bootkit and then the attacker waiting for you to log on stealing your password can be done. Bitlocker don't have this security hole luckily.
But that must be some desperate sod to go thru all that effort or you must have secrets of the deepest nature on your pc in the line of who killed JFK etc lol
Just google truecrypt cracked the net is full of it. Been done in 2008 already.Edited by Spooony - 5/1/11 at 10:39pm