TrueCrypt Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to TrueCrypt for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The most popular Linux alternative is Small VeraCrypt iconVeraCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to TrueCrypt and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to TrueCrypt are Small Cryptomator iconCryptomator (Freemium, Open Source), Small File Lock PEA iconFile Lock PEA (Free, Open Source), Small LUKS iconLUKS (Free, Open Source) and Small CipherShed iconCipherShed (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 2, 2020

    • VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on...
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to TrueCrypt.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
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      JohnFastman309159
      TrueCrypt was discontinued in mysterious circumstances. The code was taken forward by VeraCrypt. It is open source and some security vulnerabilities have been fixed since the TrueCrypt days. It's a great app for creating encrypted containers or encrypting whole drives. Backwards compatible with TrueCrypt. Truly excellent software.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

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      An almost identical interface to TrueCrypt but added security that closes a security hole in TrueCrypt.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      Open source fork of TrueCrypt. And most important - it's still developed, unlike TrueCrypt.
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    • Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access.
      Most users think this is great alternative to TrueCrypt.
      • Freemium • Open Source
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      JohnFastman319175
      Truecrypt is no more. Try the more updated and secure VeraCrypt. Both of those are for making an encrypted container into which files are placed. Cryptomator is different: it encrypts file-by-file (makes an encrypted version of each file). This enables you to sync/backup encrypted versions of your files to the cloud, which the TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt approach doesn't. Cryptomator thus fulfills a different need than does TC/VC.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      Cryptomator is designed for cloud application.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago

      Gu
      It uses EncFs method for encryption. And their website is pretty clear about the encryption process
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago



    • Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to TrueCrypt.
    • LUKS is the standard for Linux hard disk encryption.
      Almost everyone think this is great alternative to TrueCrypt.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • CipherShed is a program that can be used to create encrypted files or encrypt entire drives (including USB flash drives and external HDDs).
      Most users think this is great alternative to TrueCrypt.

      Discontinued

      No releases since Sep 6, 2017. See https://www.ciphershed.org/news/

      • Free • Open Source
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      • Linux
    • 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...
      This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
      • Free • Open Source
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      • Android Tablet
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      Gu
      AES Crypt is just an encryption program for a single file not for container or partitions like TrueCrypt.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago

    • CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others.
    • 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.

      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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      • Free • Open Source
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    • Kryptor is free and open source file encryption software for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
    • The enterprise cryptographic filesystem for Linux
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux