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    [SOLVED] encryption software for linux and windows?

    hi, i have a need for some good encryption software (opensource, or at least free!) that can be installed on both linux and windows computers. for basically transferring sensitive data between systems using usb flash drives. must have an easy gui for the windows users!

    anyone got any recommendations?
    Last edited by smoker; November 13th, 2008 at 08:18 AM. Reason: answered, thanks
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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    There is nothing better than TrueCrypt, an Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux

    http://www.truecrypt.org/

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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    Truecrypt sounds like it might fit the bill for what you need . I use it myself and like it...

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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    +1 truecrypt.It is awesome

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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    thanks all, looks like i'll try out 'truecrypt',

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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    I used truecrypt, worked like a charm, but I don't use it now.
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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    +5 for truecrypt.
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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    I was looking into encryption the other day, I didn't come across Truecrypt.

    Thanks for the heads up it looks like just what I was after, & it is available in the Arch Extra repo' & 64bit too.

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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I have a simple question.

    I don't know much about encryption, but the question that struck me when I read this thread was "can open source encryption be truly secure?" How does it work exactly, and how is it kept secure despite people knowing its inner workings?

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    Re: encryption software for linux and windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    it is available in the Arch Extra repo' & 64bit too.
    Thank YOU for the heads up, I was about to manually download it.

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