USB devices are increasingly becoming the most frequent means to carry sensitive information, but many are not aware of the hidden security risks. If you lose your USB device that is carrying your private or company’s vital data, well we can all pretty much guess the damage that could happen. We should all be concerned with data security and I’d like to share with you a great open-source piece of software that can help ease the risks.
TrueCrypt is a free open-source disk encryption software which lets you encrypt an entire partition or storage device such as USB drive and other portable devices. It can be used to create an encrypted container on devices. This encrypted container is nothing but a virtual encrypted disk within a file of your choice, which can be mounted as a real disk, and it will contain data which we want to protect.