TrueCrypt Now Supports Vista!

Just as I was heading off to bed, I decided to check the TrueCrypt website to see if they added Vista support. I’ve checked it a few times since March 19th, so I don’t know why I didn’t notice but version 4.3 now supports Vista. For a moment there, I thought Vista support was going to be vaporwear – they’ve been promising it since February, 2006.

I donated to the TrueCrypt Foundation back in January because it’s some of the greatest software I’ve used in a long time. The software provides a sense of security — knowing that my documents/pictures/music are protected in the event that my laptop were to be stolen. To me, knowing someone could be looking at my documents or pictures is an even scarier thought than even having my laptop stolen. So after installing Vista, I was really bummed when I read that the current version would not work.

If you are looking to encrypt an entire disk or portions of a disk, you just may love TrueCrypt too. It works on both Windows and Linux, it’s free and it has a ton of functions. ScriptingLife.com has some great suggestions on running a drive with Pstart and mobile versions of applications. DailyCupOfTech.com has good info and quick tutorials on getting started.

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain RealCajunRecipes.com in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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