VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt . It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. For example, when the system partition is encrypted, TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327670.
- An almost identical interface to TrueCrypt but added security that closes a security hole in TrueCrypt.
- Open source fork of TrueCrypt. And most important - it's still developed, unlike TrueCrypt.
- It carries forward the classic TrueCrypt UI, which means that any TrueCrypt user can use it easily.