Didier Stevens

Monday 13 July 2009

Quickpost: TrueCrypt’s Boot Loader Screen Options

Filed under: Encryption,Entertainment,Quickpost — Didier Stevens @ 0:26

Ready for some Security Through Obscurity fun?
I’ve been playing with TrueCrypt‘s Boot Loader Screen Options to display a custom message when I boot my laptop with full disk encryption.


It’s probably enough to be misleading during a casual inspection of your laptop:


The screen doesn’t even display asterisks when you type your TrueCrypt password.
It’s just as unresponsive as the original “NTLDR is missing” screen.
The only difference with the Windows XP NT Loader missing message, is that the original is just a bit longer:


Or you can just let it display gibberish, like this:



And if challenged, say your laptop was infected with a virus from that damned hotel’s WiFi network.

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