doubledee — 2013-04-22T14:27:23-04:00 — #1
What is the best open-source Full-Disk Encryption (FDE) software to use?
I have heard lots of people recommend TrueCrypt and PGP before, but just don't know?!
molona — 2013-04-23T14:23:58-04:00 — #2
We use PGP at the office. Any of them is a nightmare so it really doesn't matter. Still, it is a necessary evil when you have confidential information... If you lose your laptop or get it stolen at least you know that your information will not be read by anyone else.
doubledee — 2013-04-23T17:24:33-04:00 — #3
Know anyone who uses Symantec PGP on a Mac in their personal life?
Any of them is a nightmare so it really doesn't matter.
What do you mean?
Still, it is a necessary evil when you have confidential information... If you lose your laptop or get it stolen at least you know that your information will not be read by anyone else.
I have an article claiming that FileVault2 has a "backdoor" of sorts which makes me not trust Apple...
Sophos and CheckPoint don't want my business because they have no contact info and/or their Sales Dept is "Leave a message and we'll get back to you..."
I have heard some people say TrueCrypt is buggy and may have a backdoor in it too.
Spoke with a nice gal at Symantec today. Am leaning towards their PGP, but would feel better speaking to people who actually use it...
markbrown4 — 2013-04-23T20:15:41-04:00 — #4
We use FileVault on the mac.
molona — 2013-04-24T05:13:26-04:00 — #5
We had problems when installing certain specific software. To tell the truth, it is a problem that you are unlikely to find yourself. This company uses very specific software, not the the kind that you would find in a regular desktop and many of these programs are unknown to 90% of the population.
Still, sometimes it affects other programs and that's a nightmare.
It is also a nightmare when you have to do a clean installation to a user. When you re-install PGP, since the user already has keys and obviously wants to recover all the encrypted information that was before (or in some other computer), you need him to write his user name and password... but not the current password (users are forced to change their passwords every x months) but the password they used the first time PGP was installed... and nobody remembers that one!
It does have a 5 question system where if you answer 3-4 correctly, it will let you in. These questions and answers are chosen when you install it for the very first time. But suprisingly enough, of course, nobody remember the answer to those either :rolleyes:
On the positive side, I will say that if the user does remember his first password, and you need to pass the data from one HD to another, you can copy the data as it is... no need to decrypt or anything.
ameerabbas — 2013-04-25T09:29:51-04:00 — #6
cpradio — 2013-09-17T14:54:52-04:00 — #7
This is an old thread that has already been discussed, closing it.