TCHunt, Search For TrueCrypt Volumes

April 11, 2011 – 7:53 PM

TCHunt is a small portable application that can be used to find encrypted True Crypt volumes on the system. It has been specifically designed to demonstrate the possibility of finding True Crypt volumes even if they are not mounted and well disguised by the user. With True Crypt, it is possible to encrypt a partition of a hard drive, or a specific amount of storage space which is stored in a container file on a storage device.

These volumes can have sizes from 19 Kilobytes onwards and completely arbitrary file names and extensions. The program has been designed to show that it is possible to identify those True Crypt containers even if they are reasonable small and disguised by the user. It is more or less impossible to verify the existence of a True Crypt container without technical help unless the container itself is rather large or placed in a location where it can be easily identified. While it is possible to analyze each possible container file on a system, it would take a very long time to do so.


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