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LUKS

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 prov...

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What is LUKS?

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. In contrast to existing solution, LUKS stores all setup necessary setup information in the partition header, enabling the user to transport or migrate his data seamlessly.

LUKS was designed according to TKS1, a template design developed in TKS1 for secure key setup. LUKS closely reassembles the structure recommended in the TKS1 paper, but also adds meta data for cipher setup management and LUKS also supports for multiple keys/passphrases.

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  • Developed byClemens Fruhwirth
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.5
  • Alternatives38 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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harveyV
  
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Im using LUKS on my Kali Linux distro along with NUKE option. This is fantastic. Put in the failsafe passcode and everything becomes obsolete. Insert the backup LUKS files and you recover it back. Must have for encryption.

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LinuxDoge
  
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Really, just install Kubuntu, choose "encrypted LVM" and enter a secure password. The awesome LUKS integration does everything for you, and you have an extremely safe computer, with just a few clicks.

LUKS is also perfectly integrated with Dolphin and KDE, so that you are asked to enter a password when mounting the drive (not needing to open Veracrypt and searching manually) and this password can also be stored in your Password manager, being comfortable and, using secure user and encryption passwords, being really safe.

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LinuxDoge

If you are on Linux, dont bother with Veracrypt.

Encrypting your drive on startup using LUKS is a one-click action (for example on Kubuntu) and works flawlessly. Other encrypted drives automatically ask for a password when plugged in, that can be stored in your local password manager.

Veracrypt is such a pain to use in comparison, although you have way more control over the encryption mechanism and you can add Entropy by wiggling your mouse, which is nice.

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  • Disk Encryption
  • Data-encryption
  • cryptography

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