Windows/Mac/Linux: TrueCrypt, the smart and secure way to encrypt your data, has shipped a seventh version that can encrypt faster on select Intel hardware, as well as configure your encrypted volumes or drives to automatically mount with specific preferences.
The hardware acceleration is implemented through Intel’s AES-NI instructions, which are usually present in processors sold as Core i5, Core i7 and so forth. Using such a processor with the strong AES algorithm and enabling acceleration in TrueCrypt’s settings should give you faster on-the-fly access to encrypted data.
That’s a neat feature for those with newer hardware, but for everyone else, there’s also a host of new volume and drive options. Encrypted packages can now be managed through a “Favorites Organizer”, where individual preferences for mounting and other access can be set in batches. Drives and volumes created on external storage, like a USB drive, can also be set now to auto-mount whenever the storage is connected. More good stuff in 7.0 is detailed in the version history document.
TrueCrypt 7.0 is a free download for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Got a great use case for TrueCrypt? Share it with the cyber-class in the comments.