Posts Tagged ‘true-crypt’

Disguising True Crypt Volumes in MP4 Videos

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I hope somebody doesn’t figure out a way to use this to hide malware inside of MP4 videos …

I have reviewed TCHunt yesterday, a free program to scan a computer system for unmounted True Crypt containers. The program can be used to prove the existence of an encrypted container on a one of the connected storage devices. What it cannot do is to decrypt the data, but proof of existence of an encrypted volume may be enough to get you into troubles.

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Solid State Drives and Encryption – A No-Go?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The speed and silence of solid state drives are definitely attractive, but it looks like the hardware manufacturers still have a few bugs to work out …

Modern Solid State Drives are faster than their platter-driven brethren. They do have additional advantages like being completely silent when operating and better shock proof. The disadvantages are the high price per Gigabyte of storage space and unreliability when it comes to erasing or deleting data from the storage media. Especially the latter point can have severe security implications.

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