Originally Posted by Herandu
Can anyone suggest a good HD encryption program? I travel a lot with my laptop and some of the stuff are financial details that I am always worried about when I travel to certain parts of the world. The laptop can be replaced, but customers and suppliers data could be invaluable to competing businesses. so I need something that can keep that data locked in if ever the laptop gets stolen.
If you're using an MS Office program, you can lock the data files through the file options in the programs.
My recommendation is to put the data on a thumbdrive or an external HD and use TrueCrypt to mux it up. I travel across the border (Canada/U.S.) with my laptop alot, current attitudes both legal and otherwise gives officials the right to search hard drives, Ipods, etc. for ****/copyrighted materials. Everything uncommon, ireplaceable or with even the merest hint of causing me grief goes on thumbdrives or my WD 320Gb passport external HD. Both encrypted and both using Truecrypt's hidden directory system.
Of course, it's also current attitude that only people with something to hide, hide anything or encrypt anything...
The Western Digital Passport (80-320Gb) drives are powered through USB, about a half inch thick and about the size of IPhone/ITouch. A thumbdrive can go on your keychain. Both can be carried where a laptop might be cumbersome, I don't leave home without either most days.