So my friend told me about this thing called disk encryption, how you can protect your data if your computer were ever to become compromised.. Now I go to a school where there are alot of bad people, who might steal my computer and I dont want them to steal my projects, my bitcoins I just dont want them to snook around my computer due to the fact that I got alot of family related things on it. (Family trips, fishing with my dad etc) I've known about this for a while but I've always been sceptic.
I've heard about the most popular ones such as.
And there are a few reasons to why I dont trust these.
Was developed by a big corporation that wouldnt mind selling out users and helping people retrieve data. Also (This might be a bit far fetched) someone who works there might one day steal my computer and how hard would it be for him to unlock everything? I would guess it would take him 1 day with the right tools. (Keep in mind that I've never used a disk encryptor so this is just guesses at this point)
The project died out and is now a open-source project due to a Unknown "Hack" or a "Security breach" back in 2013.
and the fact that it was unknown makes it even worse because it could of been anyone in between a normal skidder to someone who works at the NSA.
(I say NSA because apaprently they had a hard time cracking TrueCrypt)
And who knows.. Maybe they fianlly succeeded.
I dont know too much about VeraCrypt if I'm going to be completely honest.
But I do know that the project is open-source which makes the code available for anyone and everyone right?
Which just writes security breach all over the project.
What are some good softwares to look into or is there no use because they're all crackable?
I'm not a professional and most of the things in this post are based upon things I've read online and some are just thoughts floating around my head.
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