VeraCrypt Alternatives for Linux

VeraCrypt's ability to encrypt client-side data is nearly universally beloved, though other apps featuring client-side encryption are available. With that said, you might be looking for alternatives that support Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (or WebDAV for short), since VeraCrypt does not feature this ability.

Other features that VeraCrypt users might find lacking include the ability to integrate with Windows Explorer, as well as support for Universal Disk Format files. As VeraCrypt is not compatible with Android, iOS, or BSD, users of those operating systems will find alternatives available for them here as well.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/9/2019 2:22:00 PM

Alternatives to VeraCrypt for Linux with any license

  • Cryptomator

    Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator on the desktop is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors. Cryptomator for Android/iOS costs a small fee and is not open source, but it uses an open-core component that can be checked for backdoors. Easy and Reliable We understand simplicity as a key aspect of security.

    • VeraCrypt is for encrypting local files, cryptomator is for encrypting remote files as they are uploaded to cloud providers Guest • Dec 2018 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not do encryption of local files, partitions, or drives Guest • Jul 2018 • 3 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Now, it does support saving the encrypted files into local storage. But it does need an internet connection. So even the local storage can't be decrypted without an internet connection, I do not understand why, In my opinion local storage en-/decryption shouldn't depend on internet connection. teewetAug 2017 • 5 agrees and 15 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Only encrypts files that are to be uploaded to dropbox or google drive, no local volume support Guest • Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 33 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • TrueCrypt

    [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. Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive. Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • CipherShed

    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). There’s no complicated commands or knowledge required; a simple wizard guides you step-by-step through every process. After creating an encrypted file or disk drive, the encrypted volume is mounted through CipherShed.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • CryFS

    CryFS encrypts your files, so you can safely store them anywhere. It works well together with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive and others. The goal of CryFS is not only to keep file contents, but also file sizes, metadata and directory structure confidential.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • File Lock PEA

    Password-encryption of files and folders. The program is written in Java and therefore platform-independent and runs on nearly every system without installation, but requires a Java Runtime Environment - that is already installed in most cases. File PEA encrypts files and folders with authenticated encryption to protect confidentiality and integrity of the data and uses memory-hard key derivation functions to prevent custom hardware attacks.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • EncFS

    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. EncFS is open source software, licensed under the GPL. As with most encrypted filesystems, Encfs is meant to provide security against off-line attacks; ie your notebook or backups fall into the wrong hands, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • FinalCrypt

    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: 1. Most people choose Disk-Encryption as it's easier to unlock a whole drive, but Big-Brother or Malware can then also read all your files. Only use File-Encryption! 2. Most software uses recently broken AES encryption: https://www.theinquirer .

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Jetico BestCrypt

    If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt software automatically encrypts your files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right password or keys. BestCrypt supports several encryption algorithms and security standards and offers multiple ways to work transparently with encrypted data: * Store encrypted data in containers and access the data through virtual drives.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • SecurStick

    SecurStick is a 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. Available languages: English, German and Italian.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • GostCrypt

    The Gostcrypt project has been launched at the end of 2013 as fork of the (late) Truecrypt project. It intends to go farther than ever. Since the late 70s, most of the algorithms used (not to say all) are UKUSA encryption systems that have been chosen, promoted and standardized under the control of the USA and its satellite countries. Security rationales The GOST 28147-89 block cipher uses 256-bit keys for encryption or decryption.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Tomb

    Tomb is an 100% free and open source system for file encryption on GNU/Linux, facilitating the backup of secret files. Tomb is written in code that is easy to review and links commonly shared components. Tomb generates encrypted storage folders to be opened and closed using their associated keyfiles, which are also protected with a password chosen by the user.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • CZIP X

    CZIP X is an application that lets you encrypt all the files you store in your PC or in your mobile device and it does that through a technology that we call layered safety. By learning to use CZIP X in the best way, you could make your stuff yours forever. Don't let others steal a part of your life: start using CZIP X now.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android Windows S ... Android Tablet

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