DiskCryptor Alternatives for Linux

    DiskCryptor is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is VeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to DiskCryptor and 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to DiskCryptor are TrueCrypt (Free, Open Source), LUKS (Free, Open Source), AES Crypt (Free, Open Source) and EncFS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .
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      Most users think VeraCrypt is a great alternative to DiskCryptor.
    2. [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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    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.
    4. 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 encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
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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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    5. The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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. Reasons for choosing FinalCrypt:
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    6. 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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    7. 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 files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right password or keys.
    8. Zed! protects your personal and sensitive data in encrypted archives on e-mail, on USB sticks and in backups. ENCRYPTION
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