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    CryFS Alternatives

    CryFS is described as 'encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CryFS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CryFS are TrueCrypt (Free, Open Source), LUKS (Free, Open Source), gocryptfs (Free, Open Source) and DroidFS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 25, 2021
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    CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox,...
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    1. VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .
    2. [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

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      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."



    3. 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 provides secure management of multiple user passwords.
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      gocryptfs uses file-based encryption that is implemented as a mountable FUSE filesystem. Each file in gocryptfs is stored one corresponding encrypted file on the hard disk. The screenshot below shows a mounted gocryptfs filesystem (left) and the encrypted files (right).
    4. DroidFS is an alternative way to use encrypted overlay filesystems on Android that uses its own internal file explorer instead of mounting virtual volumes. It currently only works with gocryptfs but support for CryFS could be added in the future.


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      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.

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      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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    5. EncFSMP, a program to mount EncFS folders on Windows and OS X.
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      This is an experimental project of porting EncFS to the Windows world.
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      Well-maintained, with long history of usage/checking for security.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      FinalCrypt uses the most unbreakable encryption: "One Time Pad" Encryption and has a well designed graphical user interface and an equally advanced command line interface for large automations.
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