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  • VeraCrypt icon

    VeraCrypt

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt . It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it...

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    • Because it's an actual fork of TrueCrypt. User interface is the same also, as well as, being backward compatible with TrueCrypt files/containers. uriahheap98Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • TrueCrypt was discontinued in mysterious circumstances. The code was taken forward by VeraCrypt. It is open source and some security vulnerabilities have been fixed since the TrueCrypt days. It's a great app for creating encrypted containers or encrypting whole drives. Backwards compatible with TrueCrypt. Truly excellent software. JohnFastmanNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Cryptomator

    Free client-side encryption for your cloud files. Open source software: No backdoors, no registration.

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    • Truecrypt is no more. Try the more updated and secure VeraCrypt. Both of those are for making an encrypted container into which files are placed. Cryptomator is different: it encrypts file-by-file (makes an encrypted version of each file). This enables you to sync/backup encrypted versions of your files to the cloud, which the TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt approach doesn't. Cryptomator thus fulfills a different need than does TC/VC. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It uses EncFs method for encryption. And their website is pretty clear about the encryption process Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    CipherShed

    CipherShed is a program that can be used to create encrypted files or encrypt entire drives (including USB flash drives and external HDDs).

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    AES Crypt

    AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). A...

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    • AES Crypt is just an encryption program for a single file not for container or partitions like TrueCrypt. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    LUKS

    LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption. By providing a standard on-disk-format, it does not only facilitate compatibility among distributions, but also provides secure management of multiple user passwords. In contrast to...

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    DiskCryptor

    DiskCryptor is the only truly free solution, provided under GNU General Public License (GPLv3), which offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition. The main criteria for open-source software is the...

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    • Discontinued The last update was released 09.07.2014.
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    LibreCrypt

    LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFE Change of name to 'LibreCrypt' in version 6.2 Features: Easy to use, with a 'wizard' for creating...

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    Windows BitLocker

    No encryption of dynamic disks, but command-line-encryption! Dynamic disks must be converted to basic disks with EasyUS Partition Master or Partition Guru before encrypting with Bitlocker. Windows BitLocker & "Bitlocker To...

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  • BoxCryptor Classic icon

    BoxCryptor Classic

    Boxcryptor Classic is the first product of the Boxcryptor family to secure data in the cloud - officially released in 2011. It grew from a solution originally specific for Dropbox with basic features, to one that supports all main...

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    EncFS

    EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. You can find links to source and binary releases...

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    • Warning The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS#General_Security_Concerns The actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm
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    Cryptonite

    Cryptonite brings EncFS and TrueCrypt to Android. You can browse, export and open EncFS-encrypted directories and files on your Dropbox and on your phone. On rooted phones that support FUSE (e.g. CyanogenMod) you can also mount EncFS...

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  • ProxyCrypt

    ProxyCrypt is a command line tool that creates encrypted volumes within a file or a hard drive.

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    • It is easy to use, performs very well and never provoke blue screen ! Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    SecurStick

    SecurStick is a free portable application that lets you carry encrypted files on your USB drive. You can use the drive on any computer to access and modify those files WITHOUT needing any administrator privileges. Available...

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    encfs4win

    This is an experimental project of porting encfs to the Windows world. Use First time install required Dokan library; Extract executable (or compile by your own). Every use open a windows command launch "encfs...

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    Jetico BestCrypt

    If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt software automatically encrypts your files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right...

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    Gnome Encfs Manager

    The Gnome Encfs Manager is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper but using the AppIndicator API and lots of unique features.

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    Encrypto

    Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then send it however you normally would — but this time with added security. It’s free for both Mac and...

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    FreeOTFE

    FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" (OTFE) disk encryption program for PCs running MS Windows and Windows Mobile PDAs (FreeOTFE4PDA). It creates "virtual disks" - anything written to which is...

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    • Discontinued Discontinued per Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeOTFE)
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    Luks manager

    LUKS Manager provides on-the-fly encryption (AES by default) to virtual folders on Android devices. These virtual folders can be dynamically mounted, unmounted, created and deleted as needed. Similar to Truecrypt in functionality. ...

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    GostCrypt

    The Gostcrypt project has been launched at the end of 2013 as fork of the (late) Truecrypt project. It intends to go farther than ever. Since the late 70s, most of the algorithms used (not to say all) are UKUSA encryption systems...

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    DCrypt

    DCrypt is an encryption and decryption tool that combines in a smart way multiple algorithms. The combination of multiple strong algorithms makes it much more difficult for hackers to get the plain content of the encrypted file...

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    RealCrypt

    The realcrypt application in the RPM Fusion repo is an encryption application based on truecrypt, freely available at http://www.truecrypt.org/. It differs from truecrypt in only the following ways: The name truecrypt is...

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  • Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA icon

    Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA

    Drag'n'Crypt ULTRA is a small, coding program assistance whose you confidential data which can be served very simply against the access of unauthorized ones protect can. You draw the file (EN), which can be coded, simply on...

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    FileVault

    FileVault is a method of using encryption with volumes on Mac computers. Encryption and decryption are performed on the fly. FileVault 2 uses full disk, XTS-AES 128 encryption to help keep your data secure. Using FileVault 2, you...

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    Steadycrypt

    This is a Java-based application that allows the user to important files that are on that operating system to encrypt easy and secure and organize. Tested on WinXP, Win7 & OS X 10.6

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  • ImmediateCrypt

    ImmediateCrypt is an utility for encryption and decryption of plain text messages with the AES-256 cipher. It is released under the GPLv3 license (full Java source available) and works under any Java-enabled environment (Windows...

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  • Luksus

    LUKSUS is a tool that creates an encrypted volume and filesystem on a hardrive or other storage media as well as a filecontainer. It can use the following encryption facilities: LUKS, Truecrypt and GELI. LUKSUS is a wrapper...

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    Challenger

    Challenger is a software for the encoding of files, folders and drives. For the installation and for the execution simple user rights suffice. Thereby the program is mobil usable on an USB flash drive too. The software is conceived...

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    EncFSMP

    A program to mount EncFS folders on Windows and OS X. Works good with LibreOffice documents on Windows 7. Features of EncFSMP: - Mounts EncFS folders on Windows and OS X - Can create, edit, export and change the...

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    Rohos Mini Drive

    Rohos Mini Drive creates hidden and encrypted partition on the USB flash drive memory. You work with the files on the hidden partition without opening a special program. Those who have megabytes of sensitive files on the USB drive and...

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    TruPax

    TruPax generates TrueCrypt - compatible container files from arbitrary sets of files and folders. Such files match exactly the size of the contained material and can be mounted by TrueCrypt, but also directly extracted using TruPax...

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    Zed!

    Zed! protects your personal and sensitive data in encrypted archives on e-mail, on USB sticks and in backups. ENCRYPTION With its encryption technology derived from various certified professional solutions, Zed! guarantees...

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    Encrypt Stick

    Transform Any USB Flash Drive into a Digital Privacy Manager. Keep your private files safe, Manage your passwords, Browse the web privately. Everyone has private digital files that need extra security. They’re the ones on your...

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    Quick File Locker

    Do you want to protect private pictures, hide sensitive videos or lockdown documents? Do you want to ensure your privacy by locking, hiding and encrypting sensitive data? It will quickly lock, hide and encrypt files, folders or or USB...

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TrueCrypt Comments

VeraCrypt has inherited the TrueCrypt code and made it more secure.

Comment by JohnFastman
about TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt Dec 2016

Truecrypt did pass a security audit, but since then vulnerabilities have been found. VeraCrypt, which also open source, has taken on the TrueCrypt code and improved it, including in terms of security. VeraCrypt is backwards compatible with TrueCrypt containers. You should use VeraCrypt from now on, and convert your containers to the VeraCrypt format.

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Contrary to fears, truecrypt has passed all the security audits. so no need to jump ship to slower programs.

Positive Comment by girlwiththenerdytattoo
about TrueCrypt Oct 2015

See below for more info.


Truecrypt is Secure - It Has Passed the Final Audit

The disk encryption software Truecrypt, a popular tool that was endorsed by Edward Snowden, has passed a full source code security audit. This comes on the heels of the developers of the app mysteriously quitting the project and recommending that people use a questionable Microsoft solution.

The initial audit of the bootloader was performed by iSec who found only minor issues with the software that would not compromise security. The full report of the phase I audit is here:
https://opencryptoaudit.org/reports/iSecFinalOpenCryptoAuditProjectTrueCryptSecurityAssessment.pdf

The phase II audit was completed by NCC. The full report can be read here:
https://opencryptoaudit.org/reports/TrueCryptPhaseIINCCOCAP_final.pdf

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Linux to the rescue

Comment by DanMan
about TrueCrypt Aug 2014

You can actually mount Truecrypt volumes in Linux without installing it, but with help of cryptsetup. Mounting an NTFS partition would go something like this:

sudo cryptsetup open --type tcrypt /dev/sdc5 cryptmountpoint
sudo mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1001,gid=1001,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/mapper/cryptmountpoint" "/media/actualmountpoint"

Then when you're done with it:

sudo umount /media/actualmountpoint
sudo cryptsetup close cryptmountpoint

Pretty easy, if you know how. ;)
Of course, you need to replace the devices and mount points with your own values.

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TrueCrypt discontinued

Comment by dannyp777
about TrueCrypt Aug 2014

As of May 2014 TrueCrypt is no longer supported or maintained. You can read all about it on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt

The official website recommends switching to use existing encryption methods built-in with most modern operating systems. In view of this the final release will only allow you to decrypt your old TrueCrypt volumes in order to migrate to other encryption tools.

However there is a large number in the open source community with an interest in continuing the tools development under a new name and license in the near future. In the mean time the most recent full-featured version (7.1a) has been made available on various 3rd party sites and GitHub: https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm https://github.com/AuditProject/truecrypt-verified-mirror

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The best for full disk encryption

Positive Comment by lucasffg
about TrueCrypt Sep 2012

Never had any problems with the full disk encryption, because of it's on-the-fly method. And I haven't noticed any performance reduction when playing games etc.
It's simply the best free software for full disk encryption. Give it a try if you have lots of files that need protection on your computer.

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The only crypto ill ever trust it just works. yes admin is ...

Comment by trekeyus
about TrueCrypt Jun 2011

The only crypto ill ever trust it just works. yes admin is an issue but don't blame the devs balm windblows for requiring admin privileges to mount a virtual drive. all apps that use low lever hard disk emulation etc require admin privileges.

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The other problems sound more like windows issues than anyt ...

Comment by thelivingded
about TrueCrypt Jun 2011

The other problems sound more like windows issues than anything. Running on linux, works extremely well, absolutely no complaints here.

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Bugs make it too risky for business use, spent close to 30 ...

Comment by NginUS
about TrueCrypt Jun 2011

Bugs make it too risky for business use, spent close to 30 hours on it & concluded it's good for creating BSODs, on XP 32 at least.

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Great program, but on XP you have to keep it running, becau ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about TrueCrypt Jun 2011

Great program, but on XP you have to keep it running, because if you close it, it wont let u start it again until you reboot. Also like wpuacnt said, you have to have administrator rights on the computer u use it on, so you wont be able to use it on your computer at Work even if you have this on a portable usb drive.

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