This application has been discontinued
"The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images." Another message on the official website says: "Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues." However the sudden halt and suspicious suggestion to migrate to non-FOSS alternatives has lead many to question the legitimacy of this message.
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TrueCrypt

[TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available.

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[TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the complete description and the comments to get more informations.]

Disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

Though it has not been audited yet, it has many features and is one of the most popular encryption solutions: More Info »

Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.

Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).

Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted.

Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors.

Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

Hidden volume (steganography) and hidden operating system.

For the portable mode you need admin rights, see http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=truecrypt-portable

Is TrueCrypt "Open Source"?
While TrueCrypt is source-public, it is a misconception that it is open source or free software. It is not considered Open Source as defined by the Open Source Initiative or free software as defined by the Free Software Foundation and no major GNU/Linux distribution (Arch, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Gentoo) has accepted it because of license restrictions that are incompatible with being free/libre and open source.

http://istruecryptauditedyet.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt#Licensing_and_Open_Source_status More Info »

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  • Discontinued
    "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images." Another message on the official website says: "Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues." However the sudden halt and suspicious suggestion to migrate to non-FOSS alternatives has lead many to question the legitimacy of this message.
  • Portable
    You need admin rights, see http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=truecrypt-portable
  • file-encryption
  • encrypt-disk
  • disk-encryption
  • drive-encryption
  • encrypt-usb-drive

Links to official TrueCrypt sites

Official Website
TrueCrypt was added by sublime46 in Apr 2009 and the lastest update was made in Jun 2014. There is a history of activites on TrueCrypt in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on TrueCrypt or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam.
 
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