Airport searching your laptop? Don’t get a tear in my beer. It’s called TrueCrypt.

Rodney Dangerfield

(Kickass original drawing http://www.bullz-eye.com/….)

Yeah yeah, I know that on your laptop, you have pictures of Teletubbies doing naughty, naughty things. I don’t care that you’re into that kind of porn. Whatever. But if you’re crying about the TSA or U.S. Customs searching your laptop, you are an ignorant fool. CNN.com reports on the relevant lawsuits here.

It’s called TrueCrypt, bro–a bit of freeware encryption software that rocks da house. On their website, they say:

In case an adversary forces you to reveal your password, TrueCrypt provides and supports two kinds of plausible deniability:

  1. Hidden volumes (for more information, see the section Hidden Volume).
  2. It is impossible to identify a TrueCrypt volume. Until decrypted, a TrueCrypt volume appears to consist of nothing more than random data (it does not contain any kind of “signature”). Therefore, it is impossible to prove that a file, a partition or a device is a TrueCrypt volume or that it has been encrypted. However, note that for system encryption, the first drive cylinder contains the (unencrypted) TrueCrypt Boot Loader, which can be easily identified as such (for more information, see the chapter System Encryption).”

Ya think you have something you don’t want them to see at the airport? You should’ve locked up those files in a TrueCrypt volume. If you find em’ diggin through your shit, don’t come crying to me. I’m busy playing Call of Duty 4, Brobi Wan Kenobi.

-MC Spanky McGee

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