TrueCrypt That Can Keep Your File Safely From Bad Guy
If you don’t want that your file is being stolen or seen by thief, hacker, your friends and your family, then TrueCrypt is your choice.
TrueCrypt is free open-source disk encryption and it can be install any OS (especially Linux) but it’s not licensed by GPL, but it’s licensed by TrueCrypt itself.
TrueCrypt Installer interface
In simple thought, TrueCrypt has 2 types encryption that can encrypt into:
- File container
- Hard disk partition
So, what’s new for version 7.1?
- Full compatibility with 64-bit and 32-bit Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
- Minor improvements and bug fixes (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
It’s not too much for version 7.1. Anyway, let’s do this to setup this software for your own safety.
First, download software at http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads. When you choose at section Linux, please choose Standard – 32-bit or 64-bit. I usually choose standard file installer, just to make sure.
Then follow this instruction using terminal command line, this should be easy for you:
cd /home/<your username>/Downloads // Depending where do you save a file location
tar -xf truecrypt-7.1-linux-x86.tar.gz
./truecrypt-7.1-setup-x86 // This is your filename after you extract
After that, it would be appear a message like this:
TrueCrypt Installer message
Click “Install TrueCrypt”, click “I accept and agree…”, click “OK” and enter your username password when prompted.
Done already and ready to use.