TrueCrypt, a well-regarded drive encryption technology, has recently announced that development of their product has ceased. The makers of TrueCrypt gave little in the way of explanation as for the sudden termination of the product. They offered some suggestions for replacement programs for those users who do employ TrueCrypt drive encryption technology.
For Windows users, BitLocker, which comes as part of Windows 8 and some versions of Windows 7, is the recommended path. There are other third-party solutions available for those who may require different capabilities.
For Mac users, FileVault is the recommendation. It is part of the Apple Mac OS X operating system. There are other third-party solutions available for those who may require different capabilities.
For anyone who is currently using TrueCrypt, it is important that you UNENCRYPT your existing, encrypted, drives. It is not possible to switch encryption technologies without going through this step.
Better U encourages anyone who is currently using TrueCrypt, so that we may properly advise you on the best ways to change encryption and the best solution for your particular needs, to please give us a call at 215-701-4646. Based on your unique situation, we’ll be able to guide you with the best course of action.