I am not sure if this group is read by anyone anymore as I've not seen
anything relevant for some time.
But, just a note to let anyone interested know that there is soon to
be released (a few weeks or so) a version of DCPP supporting hidden
disks on Vista and Win7
It will also have the following features which are undergoing tests
and final development:
(*) Abilility (1 click) to easily move the boot code, from the
100mbyte (Win7 and occassionaly Vista) "system_reserved" partition to
the main Windows partition and set up to start there. Necessary if one
needs to completely seperate hidden partition bootup which needs to
be completely independent of any other startup partition.
(*) HiddenOS (now on a seperate partition) does not have to be same
size as the main os. It can be smaller or much larger.
(*) Main OS partition can be accessed and used as a data disk when
hidden OS is booted. IE it is visible to the HiddenOS when it is
(*) Main OS can be booted and used independently.
Win7 and Vista only:
(*) Disk can be completely randomized and hiddenOs booted from a
seperate boot device. IE the MBR can contain nothing but random data,
along with the rest of the disk which would simply appear as if it had
perhaps been scrubbed by a previous owner prior to resale.
(*) HiddenOS host disk can be deleted and randomly scrubbed and made
to look like yet unallocated data on the disk.
(*) Mbr can be removed, the data scrubbed and hiddenOS booted only
from seperate device.
(*) All modes which boot from seperate boot device make MBR rootkit
virtually impossible unless it was there beforehand.
Features and new version (c) 2010 SecurStar GmbH
SecureStar development staff were, as far as I know, the first
people in the world to bring to users the following features in an
Fully randomised headers in container files and partitions, bringing
with them, the inability to determine the type of encrypted
container, or indeed if it WAS a encrypted container at all, or the
type of encryption algorithm used on the volume. First introduced by
Scramdisk in 1997
"Traveller mode", a portable environment in 1997 in Scramdisk
Steganograpy in Wav audio files in Scramdisk in 1998 where a complete
disk could be kept within a WAV file., and still supported today in
Hidden operating systems. "HiddenOS" As far as I kinow this was not
really considered possible before we did it a few years ago. As far as
I know, before anyone else.
Seperate keyfiles, stored on disk and USB token devices which could
be given to other users to access the containers and partitions with
different passwords.. First available in Scramdisk on disk, and then
Tokens etc on DriveCrypt 3
People might nowdays think that some of our competitors, especially
those providing freeware products did all these first, but I am almost
sure they didn't.