Truecrypt or alternative => automount

Hi,

What I would like to achieve:
-automatic mount of protected volumes (truecrypt wants me to do this manually) each time I logon (save password?) to my computer so that only my logged on account can see this folder (and not somebody else who logs on)
-this folder should not be shared (this is the case now)

Note: it does not have to be truecrypt.

Thanks
exchangeexpertsdelijnAsked:
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TolomirConnect With a Mentor AdministratorCommented:
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
Basically you  encrypt files and folder with a passphrase.

When you need access to your files, you enter once the passphrase and all encrypted files are decoded on demand. As an additional security feature you can even scramble the filenames during encryption (just make sure that you know which file is what). during decrypted the original filename is restored.

After reading / modifying the file the file is automatically again encrypted.

Tolomir
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exchangeexpertsdelijnAuthor Commented:
Tolomir, I don't know to who your answer was meant, but definitely it 's far from an answer to my question.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
Well truecrypt will not help you here. Once it is mounted it is readable by anyone.


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exchangeexpertsdelijnAuthor Commented:
Well Truecrypt do will help me, it's only readable by my account, locally. Over the network the drive is not shared.
The only thing is that I cannot make it mount automatically.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
ok. you can use a batch file then.

Mount a volume called myvolume.tc using the password MyPassword, as the drive letter X. TrueCrypt will open an explorer window and beep; mounting will be automatic. -> see code example 1

With this setup I suggest you use a keyfile on an usb stick instead of a password.


/keyfile or /k Specifies a keyfile or a keyfile search path. For multiple keyfiles, specify e.g.:
/k c:\keyfile1.dat /k d:\KeyfileFolder /k c:\kf2 --> see code example 2

Tolomir
truecrypt /v myvolume.tc /lx /a /p MyPassword /e /b

or with keyfile

truecrypt /v myvolume.tc /lx /a /k d:\KeyfileFolder /e /b

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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
you can place the batch file in the autostart folder.
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
The command line switches are explained here:

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=command-line-usage
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gtkfreakCommented:
The only risk would be a password in the batch file. Possibly you could enter it instead of placing in the batch file.
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TolomirConnect With a Mentor AdministratorCommented:
Thus I suggest you use an usb stick with the password file on it.

truecrypt /v myvolume.tc /lx /a /k d:\KeyfileFolder /e /b

this uses the keyfile in folder  d:\KeyfileFolder

Tolomir
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
For details:

The maximum size of a keyfile is not limited; however, only its first  1,048,576 bytes (1 MB) are processed (all remaining bytes are ignored  due to performance issues connected with processing extremely large  files).

A password file 1 MB large stored on an usb stick is impossible to hack with dictionary attacks and even rainbow tables ....
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TolomirConnect With a Mentor AdministratorCommented:
Truecrypt additonally (finally) supports smart tokens:

To specify a keyfile stored on a security token or smart card, use the  following syntax: token://slot/SLOT_NUMBER/file/FILE_NAME


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