TrueCrypt is one of the most popular Open Source disk encryption software programs for the Windows operating system. It can be used to encrypt entire hard disks, partitions and to create encrypted containers on hard disks that have a specific size defined by the user. Some of the latest features that have been added include operating system encryption and complete system encryption. The latest version of TrueCrypt brings full support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system that has been released today.
While Windows 7 support is probably the stand-out feature of the True Crypt 6.3 release there are a few others additions and changes that might be interesting to some users. TrueCrypt 6.3 adds full support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as well which should please Mac users who use the software program.
Another addition to this release of the disk encryption software is the "system favorite volumes" option. This comes in handy "when you have volumes that need to be mounted before system and application services start and before users start logging on. It is also useful when there are network-shared folders located on a TrueCrypt volume and you need to ensure that the network shares will be restored by the system each time it is restarted."
The latest version of True Crypt can be downloaded from the developer's website where it is available for all supported operating systems.
True Crypt is available for all recent versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh and Linux distributions.
Update: Note that several updates have been released for True Crypt ever since the news has been posted. You can access the full release history of the application on the following site. It may take a while to go through considering that updates are published regularly for the application.
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