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Truecrypt Releases New Version 6.2

Truecrypt, a great application to encrypt file partitions and entire devices. A new version had been released. This version covers the following improvements and new features. From the website:

New Features:

  • The I/O pipeline now uses read-ahead buffering, which improves read performance especially on solid-state drives, typically by 30-50%.  (Windows)

Improvements, Bug Fixes, and Security Enhancements:

  • The boot loader now supports motherboards with BIOSes that reserve large amounts of base memory (typically for on board RAID controllers). Note: In order to be able to take advantage of this improvement under Windows Vista, you will have to install Service Pack 1 or higher first. Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista resolved an issue causing a shortage of free base memory during system boot.  (Windows Vista/XP/2008/2003)
  • Mounting using the ‘Auto-Mount Devices‘ feature may take significantly less time as partitions containing unencrypted files systems are now skipped.  (Windows)
  • When volumes that are mounted as read-only or removable are saved as favorite volumes. They are mounted as read-only and/or removable when ‘Mount Favorite Volumes‘ is used.
  • When a multiple-pass wipe algorithm is selected when performing in-place encryption of a non-system volume, the header areas will be wiped before the encrypted headers are written to the disk. Note: On an existing volume, you can perform such an operation by changing its password and/or key files.  (Windows)
  • Many other minor improvements, bug fixes and security enhancements.  (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)

Keeping personal and corporate files saved is important.  Truecrypt is a great way to protect these files.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should do it now. Truecrypt is compatible with Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

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