While reading the Psi forums, I came accross someone talking about encrypted partitions. Two ways of doing this were mentioned.
– Using Dekart Private Disk Light
Included in Windows 2000 / NT:
– Working With NTFS Encryption
I haven’t tried any of those, but I use E4M (Encryption for the masses) daily, as its source code is available. E4M’s original author and ScramDisk’s author created a new disk encryption system but they are not releasing its source code (as explained in their FAQ).
Why is this bad ? Because I can’t be sure they are not including a backdoor in the software. However they are very open in their answers to such questions. Why do I insist on this even though I am still running Windows 2000 (for which I don’t have source code) ? My data may be more interesting to the occasional burglar or hacker, but I don’t consider myself a U.S. government target (yet) 😉
I may change my choice of OS someday soon, but that’s another story… 🙂