1.    17 Oct 2015 #1
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    Encryped Virtual Drive Possible in Windows 10?


    Is there a way to install an encrypted virtual drive on my Windows 10 HOME, so only when I enter password can all the files in the virtual drive be read and accessible by me?
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  2.    17 Oct 2015 #2
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    Does TrueCrypt work in Windows 10, to create a portable container?
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  3.    17 Oct 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeremyah View Post
    Does TrueCrypt work in Windows 10, to create a portable container?
    I believe that it does.
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  4.    17 Oct 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I believe that it does.
    Guessing?
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  5.    17 Oct 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeremyah View Post
    Guessing?
    No, it works. Unless something changed just recently and I don't think it has changed.
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  6.    17 Oct 2015 #6
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    Support for TrueCrypt was discontinued last year.

    TrueCrypt discontinued, is no longer secure - The Tech Report

    Using TrueCrypt to keep your files secure? Well, time to switch to some other cryptography software. The TrueCrypt website now warns users that the software has been discontinued, is "not secure," and should only be downloaded by users migrating data away from the program:
    WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues This page exists only to help migrate existing data encrypted by TrueCrypt.
    The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms (click here for more information). You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.
    Last edited by simrick; 17 Oct 2015 at 22:37. Reason: added link
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  7.    17 Oct 2015 #7
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    What about this one then... anyone use this on Windows 10?

    VeraCrypt - Home
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  8.    18 Oct 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeremyah View Post
    What about this one then... anyone use this on Windows 10?

    VeraCrypt - Home
    Sorry, I have no experience with it, but it appears to be the successor of TrueCrypt, and perhaps a good alternative:

    Most Popular File Encryption Tool: VeraCrypt

    Review of Veracrypt, the Truecrypt alternative and successor

    Seems to be a very good choice based on these articles. If you do try it, perhaps you can let us know your opinion and if you recommend it.
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  9.    18 Oct 2015 #9
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    True crypt was discontinued, and they hinted that security problems "could" exist. However, it has passed audits.

    ​Encryption program complimented by Snowden passes security audit — RT USA

    Continuing to use this software is just fine.
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  10.    18 Oct 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    True crypt was discontinued, and they hinted that security problems "could" exist. However, it has passed audits.

    €‹Encryption program complimented by Snowden passes security audit €” RT USA

    Continuing to use this software is just fine.
    And this article dates back to 3 April 2015. So, what has happened in the past 6 months or so? Who knows, but I can guarantee that TrueCrypt has not been kept up to date. If you have something that needs to be protected with encryption, why on earth would you use something that is no longer supported? It just doesn't make sense.

    IMO, continuing to use TrueCrypt is *NOT* just fine.
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