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Website: http://freed0m.org/index.php/DiskCryptor_en

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DiskCryptor - is the only truly free solution, provided under GNU General Public License (GPLv3), which offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system one. The main criterion for an open software, is the availability of its source code under one of the open source licenses. The only analogous to DiskCryptor software, with the open source code, is the TrueCrypt. However, because of the restrictive license under which the TrueCrypt is provided, - the TrueCrypt Collective License, TrueCrypt cannot be classified as a truly free software, as it places limits for developers, on the use and modification of its source code. The other similar in function to DiskCryptor programs, are fully proprietary ones, which makes them unacceptable to use for protection of a confidential data.

Originally, DiskCryptor was conceived as a replacement for DriveCrypt Plus Pack and PGP Whole Disk Encryption, now however, the aim of the development of the project, is the creation of the best in its category, software. Moreover, in the future, considerable effort will be devoted to creation of a detailed documentation, explaining the internal mechanics of the program, which would be the best confirmation and demonstration of its security.

DiskCryptor is fully compatible with the TrueCrypt, as it uses analogous partition format, and encrypts data with AES-256 algorithm in LRW mode. This makes it possible to open an encrypted partition with the TrueCrypt, on Linux and Mac OS X systems.

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Re: DiskCryptor 0.3 - open source partition encryption solution
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 06:50:32 PM »
Interesting since Truecrypt can't encrypt the whole system with Linux.
The next time i'll format my laptop with Ubuntu, i'll try to encrypt it with DiskCryptor.

However, are there any feedbacks about this software?

For the moment here is the scourceforge webpage : http://sourceforge.net/projects/diskcryptor/

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Re: DiskCryptor 0.3 - open source partition encryption solution
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 06:55:22 PM »
Sorry, forget to mention that at the time being only Windows operating systems are supported:

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Supported operating systems

The following operating systems are fully supported by the current version of DiskCryptor:

Windows 2000 SP0-SP4
Windows XP (x86, x64) SP0-SP2
Windows Server 2003 (x86, x64) SP0-SP2
Windows Vista SP0, SP1
Windows Vista x64 SP0, SP1 (with disabled driver signing verification)
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 x64 (with disabled driver signing verification)

Aware of this I am currently playing around with DiskCryptor in a virtual machine. I will post my test results in a few days.


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Re: DiskCryptor 0.3 - open source partition encryption solution
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 12:03:16 AM »
Oh yeah indeed, my mistake. I over enjoyed the news  ;D
However, if this software is eally fully open source and gets popular, i guess a coder will make a linux version.
Actually i'm happily using Truecrypt to encrypt the whole windows system of my PC, but Diskcryptor is definitely a software to follow