Category: "Products"

About the Products category

  22:16, by Hagai Bar-El   , 94 words
Categories: Products

This category contains posts that discuss or endorse particular (often commercial) products in the security space. I am not in the business of evaluating products for journalistic purposes, so you will not find too many products listed here. The posts in this category are often byproducts of projects, or they discuss products that I bumped into witho0ut any intention of writing about them.

Most importantly, I am not making money of publishing reviews, good ro bad. Therefore, whatever you read in this category, and in this blog in general, is only unbiased professional opinion.


TrueCrypt alternatives?

  22:23, by Hagai Bar-El   , 660 words
Categories: IT Security, Products

It has been a while since the announcement of the demise of TrueCrypt (which I reported), and an equivalent replacement for all those people who rely on it is not yet evident. TrueCrypt did not revive yet, but the situation is not time-wise critical as it may have seemed. There are a few options, for the time being.

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The status of TrueCrypt

  07:40, by Hagai Bar-El   , 564 words
Categories: IT Security, Products

I wish I knew where TrueCrypt stands now, but I don't. I follow TrueCrypt and regularly endorse it  ever since I discovered it and wrote this post nine years ago. TrueCrypt was, and may still be, the most sensible and presumably-secure volume and full-disk encryption software for Windows; also supporting Linux and Mac. A few days ago the project discontinued, and users were directed to alternative, non-open-source solutions.

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Open Source Disk Encryption

  01:11, by Hagai Bar-El   , 163 words
Categories: IT Security, Products

About two months ago I was delighted to see the new version of what I consider to be the first open source drive encryption program for Win32. It's name is TrueCrypt, and it provides functionality that resembles that of DriveCrypt from SecurStar.

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