After a laborious review of the descriptions of their options and deliberations on both, I realized that the best solution would be combining the pair of them.
They both enable you to create a so-called “container” which is an encrypted file that works like a directory in which you can store your private files (a very useful feature when you don’t want to encrypt the entire partition).
Note: You can click on any file extension link from the list below, to view its detailed information.
The list of extensions used or otherwise associated with the application may not be complete, because many common file extensions on our website, such as jpg (pictures) or txt (text files), can be opened by a large number of applications, or are too general file format.
Once we obtain the data needed to attack the True Crypt password, we can proceed to the second stage.
THIS IS CRITICAL: True Crypt uses strong encryption algorithms and tricks that slow down the password checking process.
You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with True Crypt. That’s why I suggest using both, the key and the password as the best way.
It doesn’t simply encrypt the content of files, but their names and the names of the directories they are in as well. The key can be any file from your hard drive e.g.: *.avi, *or *and even a whole directory containing a few files. Be careful using *file as the key because if you modify it, the key will change and you won’t be able to decrypt your data. In this case if you lose your key you can change it by entering the right password, and vice versa.
Right now the newest version released is version 4.3.
Depending on the type of encrypted disk, these values are stored with different offsets: We will use a program to copy the disk byte-by-byte in order to extract a data dump.