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    SecurStick Alternatives

    SecurStick is described as 'free portable application that lets you carry encrypted files on your USB drive. You can use the drive on any computer to access and modify those files WITHOUT needing any administrator privileges' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SecurStick for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SecurStick are TrueCrypt (Free, Open Source), Windows BitLocker (Paid), Encrypto (Free) and Axcrypt (Freemium).

    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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    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. 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.
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    4. Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then send it however you normally would — but this time with added security. It’s free for both Mac and Windows.
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    5. AxCrypt is a simple file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with your workflow to encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with files.
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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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    6. DiskCryptor is the only truly free solution, provided under GNU General Public License (GPLv3), which offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.
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    7. This is an experimental project of porting EncFS to the Windows world. Use First time install required Dokan library; Extract executable (or compile by your own).
    8. With EDS (Encrypted Data Store) you can store your files in the encrypted container to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. TrueCrypt container files are supported.
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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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