from the peer-review-or-third-party-approved dept.
j_crane asks: "Our company is looking for disk encryption software that runs on Windows XP/2003 and Linux. There are hundreds of commercial disk encryption programs (most are Windows-only though). Some of them are FIPS-validated by the US NIST, but none of these are open-source. On the other hand, there is an excellent open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software, called TrueCrypt, for Windows and Linux (the program even provides plausible deniability), but it does not have a FIPS-validation. Which would you prefer -- open source or FIPS-validated -- and why?"
"It says he made us all to be just like him. So if we're dumb, then god is
dumb, and maybe even a little ugly on the side."
-- Frank Zappa