Alternative to Truecrypt?

Hi there,

I have a few files I would like to securely encrypt so they can be stored safely on my computer, and only I have access to them. Truecrypt, which I used years ago, worked well…simply create a file which can be opened as a “safe/vault” and closed when I wanted. Is there anything else which comes recommended? I’m using KDE on Leap 42.1.

Many thanks in advance

Ross

Not to worry, I have found VeraCrypt which is essentially the same thing!

perfect!

On Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:06:01 +0000, thestig wrote:

> Not to worry, I have found VeraCrypt which is essentially the same
> thing!
>
> perfect!

I was going to suggest that - seems the Truecrypt codebase has been
absorbed there, though if you have Truecrypt, it still is very usable (I
still use it myself, actually).

Jim


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Thanks. On the subject of security, how important is a secure root password? I’m not concerned about other users using my PC (only I have access), but more from external hacking.

Many thanks

If some one manges to get control through a user account a good root password will reduce the chance of a full takeover.