TrueCrypt alternative needed to be shared between Windows and Mac machines
Posted on 2015-02-10
I have been using TrueCrypt to encrypt container on usb drive with ntfs file system on the laptop Windows 7 Pro and Windows pc Windows 7 Pro of my client. All working perfect. However, my customer added Mac Yosemite OS to the mix recently. I was able to get truecrypt working with automounting like on Windows machines. Nevertheless, it was only read-only usb volumes on Mac. So I managed to install Ntfs-3G driver and got the usb disk with write/read access. But Truecrypt won't mount the encrypted container at all now. It is just sitting there frozen.
So I need alternative to be working in similar way to Truecrypt. To make it is I will explain what I need to achieve:
I need to have data on the laptop and PC to be synced to the usb so the usb disk has the latest versions of the files and can be taken to either of the 3 machines: PC, laptop or Mac. I am using Syncback on Windows machines for syncing. Didn't try it on Mac yet as the encrypted container didn't mount.
I was thinking of getting Cubby Pro subscription and use Direct Sync but it would mean that the data would transmitted through their servers outside of UK which is not allowed in this industry.
I know that truecrypt is not longer being developed so hopefully there is way around it to achieve my goal.