I have never used TrueCrypt. BUT.. I did a forum search for TrueCrypt, with hopes of finding the feedback you're looking for. I found a thread, where it looks as though, the same sort of question was posed in one of our Newsletters.
The thread is 3 pages long, and includes 75 posts. A good deal of the posts, include opinions about TrueCrypt. Some of the responses may (or may not) address, your specific question. Until such time, you receive further responses to your post, I would recommend reading the thread. First focus on the original post, where Lee included a few of the submissions. Then read on from there....
It should make for a busy weekend!
Best of luck with whatever you should decide..
Hey Folks, I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this question but here goes.. If I am like I imagine lot of people, I have eight million passwords for various things like my online banking, credit cards, forums and such. I don't like using the same password for all of them so over the years, I have accumulated quite a list.
So I do exactly what you're not suppose to do. I keep them all in a "txt" file along with lots of other pertinent information.
Now, many moons ago, about twenty years, I learned how to program in Basic and I wrote my own encryption program. About five years later, I stepped up to Visual Basic and updated my program to 128 bit encryption. I still use that program on my old XP machine because I am pretty sure the CIA can't crack it because it's home-made. I realize this may be a bit naive but I still think it is one heck of a program and it's very tiny and a simple point-n-click to use. All I have to remember is the one password to open it. And that's the one password that never gets written down. I wrote it from scratch all the way down to the assembly-code sub-routines to make it mousable. But now I'm old and lazy and it won't work on a 64 bit machine. And I'm not going to buy another software suite just to write one prrogram. So I downloaded and use a program called "TrueCrypt" that mounts a "virtual" drive, which is actually just a file, that I save my password list in. Unfortunately, the password file is in unencrypted text when the drive is "mounted" so I don't mount it unless I need to get one of my passwords.
So, my question is, if anyone knows, just how secure is this program called "TrueCrypt"?