Open Source Camouflage Alternatives

    Camouflage is described as 'allows you to hide files by scrambling them and then attaching them to the file of your choice'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Camouflage for various platforms. The best alternative is TrueCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Camouflage are Seahorse (Free, Open Source), EncFS (Free, Open Source), Gnome Encfs Manager (Free, Open Source) and Steghide (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Aug 24, 2020

    • [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.

      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."

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Seahorse is a front end for GnuPG, that integrates to the GNOME desktop.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • GnuPG


    • 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.

      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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • The Gnome Encfs Manager is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Steghide is a steganography program that is able to hide data in various kinds of image- and audio-files.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • SilentEye is a cross-platform application design for an easy use of steganography, in this case hiding messages into pictures.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFE

      Change of name to 'LibreCrypt' in version 6.

      Discontinued

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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • OpenStego is a tool implemented in Java for generic steganography, with support for password-based encryption of the data. It supports plugins for various steganographic algorithms
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
    • DCrypt is an encryption and decryption tool that combines in a smart way multiple algorithms.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Crypter is a console utility to encode-decode, encrypt-decrypt, or digest any file with 64 bases, 35 ciphers, and 126 digester algorithms respectively.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows