The guys over at the BitTube blog have a cool post up about creating a truly cross-platform encrypted, portable drive for use on a Mac or Windows.
For those who don’t know, TrueCrypt is a free, open source, encryption application. The latest version supports the ability to make a portable drive that works cross-platform.
The BitTube guys went and did some great documentation on how to do it. There’s only one catch: they did it all without having a physical Windows machine!
They did all their creation and testing on a single Mac, and then later tested the results in a Windows VM, running on VMware Fusion.
Here are some screen caps of the results. The first picture is of the encrypted drive mounted on the Mac:
And here’s the same encrypted drive, mounted in the Windows VM, running on VMware Fusion:
Very cool stuff! Thanks for sharing guys! If you’re interested in learning more, check it out.