RealCrypt AlternativesDisk Encryption Tools and other similar apps like RealCrypt
[TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]
- - TrueCrypt is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to RealCrypt.
- - TrueCrypt is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to RealCrypt.
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. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms. You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.
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.
BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.
- - Windows BitLocker is the most popular commercial alternative to RealCrypt.
With EDS (Encrypted Data Store) you can store your files in the encrypted container to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information.
- - EDS (Encrypted Data Store) is the most popular Android & Android Tablet alternative to RealCrypt.
EDS (Encrypted Data Store) Features
The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux.
last update 2013https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tyhicks/ecryptfs.git/log/fs/ecryptfs
A fork of the now-discontinued TrueCrypt. CipherShed is a program that can be used to create encrypted files or encrypt entire drives (including USB flash drives and external HDDs).Discontinued
No releases since Sep 6, 2017. See https://www.ciphershed.org/news/
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.
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_ConcernsThe actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm
DiskCryptor is a free and open-source utility that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition. Originally conceived as a replacement for DriveCrypt Plus Pack and PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE), the project aims to create the best product in its...
LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFEDiscontinued
Last release Nov 24, 2015https://github.com/t-d-k/LibreCrypt/releases
FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" (OTFE) disk encryption program for PCs running MS Windows and Windows Mobile PDAs (FreeOTFE4PDA).Discontinued
Discontinued per Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeOTFE)
Tella is a mobile app designed to protect human rights defenders, advocates, and journalists by encrypting and hiding their sensitive data and safely uploading it to their organization's server.
- - Tella is the most popular iPhone alternative to RealCrypt.
LUKS Manager provides on-the-fly encryption (AES by default) to virtual folders on Android devices.
Luks manager FeaturesDiscontinued
Website and app unavailable.