Camouflage Alternatives

    Camouflage is described as 'allows you to hide files by scrambling them and then attaching them to the file of your choice. This camouflaged file then looks and behaves like a normal file, and can be stored, used or emailed without attracting attention'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Camouflage for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is TrueCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Camouflage are Encrypto (Free), DeepSound (Free), EncFS (Free, Open Source) and Seahorse (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. [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 Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.

      Discontinued

      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and 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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    2. 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 Windows.
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    3. DeepSound is a steganography tool and audio converter that hides secret data into audio files. The application also enables you to extract secret files directly from audio files or audio CD tracks.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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 below.

      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • GnuPG
      Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring. With Seahorse you can... - Encrypt/decrypt/sign files and text. - Manage your keys and keyring. - Synchronize your keys and your keyring with key servers.
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    4. 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 directory will be encrypted.
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    5. Steghide is a steganography program that is able to hide data in various kinds of image- and audio-files. The color- respectivly sample-frequencies are not changed thus making the embedding resistant against first-order statistical tests.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SilentEye is a cross-platform application design for an easy use of steganography, in this case hiding messages into pictures. It provides a pretty nice interface and an easy integration of new steganography algorithm and cryptography process by using a plug-ins system.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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 new 'DoxBoxes'.

      Discontinued

      Last release Nov 24, 2015
      https://github.com/t-d-k/LibreCrypt/releases

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