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    TrueCrypt

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.] TrueCrypt is a disk encryption software for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks https://alternativeto.net/software/veracrypt/ and https://alternativeto.net/software/ciphershed/. "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."
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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).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Open Source Windows

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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 ...

    Open Source Windows

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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...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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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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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • GostCrypt icon

    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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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...

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    CyberSafe Top Secret

    CyberSafe Top Secret is an information security program that uses modern encryption algorithms (RSA, AES, BlowFish, etc.).

    Commercial Windows

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    Safe: Encrypted File System

    Safe is an application that makes it easy to encrypt your files. When you encrypt your files with Safe they are rendered unreadable to anyone who doesn't have your...

    Open Source Mac Windows

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  • Safeplicity icon

    Safeplicity

    The easy way to password-protect and encrypt your sensitive files in just a few clicks. You can even make folders completely disappear so that no one knows they exist!...

    Commercial Windows

  • CryFS icon

    CryFS

    CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others.

    Open Source Mac Linux

VeraCrypt Comments

Good TrueCrypt replacement

Positive Comment by alterkenji
about VeraCrypt Jul 2016

I've only tried it in Windows 10, for full system encryption, but it works really well. I'm currently using TrueCrypt on all of my machines but will likely be slowly migrating to VeraCrypt.

It is (of course) highly similar to TrueCrypt, which is great if you're used to TrueCrypt.

The two current downsides, for me, are lack of UEFI/GPT support (but they're working on it) and the annoying PIM. Yes, I understand the how and why of the PIM, but to me it's only annoying - for system encryption. I think I read somewhere that the PIM can be stored unencrypted in the boot sector though, so I don't have to type it in every time. An acceptable compromise, if correct.

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license

Comment by RemovedUser
about VeraCrypt Mar 2016

License is "Veracrypt License" which seems to be a concatenation of Apache and TrueCrypt licenses: link

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