Re: Performance of encryption software



Nico Schuyt wrote:
I did some testing with Flycryptor and Truecrypt.
Flycryptor is very easy to use but seems to be a lot slower than Truecrypt.
For example: copying 616MB text files took:
32 seconds without encryption
35 seconds inside of a Truecrypt container
45 seconds in a Fycryptor container
I'm not completely sure about the significance (though the results were the
same on repetition): a search on a text phrase in 6,000 e-mails (OE) took
about as long in Flycryptor as without encryption.

Has anyone experience with both programs and/or a general advice what program is to be preferred?


FlyCryptor is propriatory while TrueCrypt is open source. TrueCrypt code is available for inspection, particularly the algorithms it uses for encryption. FlyCryptor has to be taken at face value.


jc
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