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  • Cryptomator icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... iPad

    • 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
  • CipherShed icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • LUKS icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

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


    DiskCryptor is the only truly free solution, provided under GNU General Public License (GPLv3), which offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The last update was released 09.07.2014.
  • LibreCrypt icon


    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 ...

    Open Source Windows

  • Cryptonite icon


    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...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • EncFS icon


    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...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

    • Warning The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: The actual audit, which the author participated in, is here:
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    Gnome Encfs Manager

    The Gnome Encfs Manager is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes. It allows you to create encrypted directories, any file that is placed in such a...

    Open Source Linux

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    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows RT Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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  • SecurStick icon


    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Luks manager icon

    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...

    Open Source Android

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.


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

about TrueCrypt · ·

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: FinalOpenCryptoAuditProjectTrueCryptSecurityAssessment.pdf

The phase II audit was completed by NCC. The full report can be read here: PhaseIINCCOCAP_final.pdf


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.


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:

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:

Yes, TrueCrypt 7.1a works perfectly without backdoors. But do not trust TrueCrypt 7.2 as suspicion arose that 7.2 version's setup looks after the earier 7.1a version's setup.exe file and modifies (infects) it with a backdoor. Available checksums' trustability is also questionable as the related websites' archives are all deleted (and present content could be modified too). So one can only trust TrueCrypt 7.1a burned to CD/DVD before 2014, or program version that can be verified by a checksum from a file that had written to DVD before 2014. (Although REAL write time of a DVD is also known by only the person who has done it.)


The best for full disk encryption

about TrueCrypt · ·

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.