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VeraCrypt Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to VeraCrypt for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Cryptomator, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VeraCrypt and 17 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to VeraCrypt are TrueCrypt, LUKS, File Lock PEA and CryFS.

VeraCrypt alternatives are mainly Disk Encryption Tools but may also be Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VeraCrypt.
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VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .

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  1. Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedCryptomator is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionCryptomator has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Almost everyone thinks Cryptomator is a great alternative to VeraCrypt.
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    Provides the same functionality as an encrypted virtual disk, but allows you to quickly sync it to the cloud.

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    VeraCrypt is for encrypting local volumes/disks. Cryptomator is for encrypting files/folders for upload to cloud provides (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive).

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    A version change made my encrypted archive unable to mount as a disk, and essentially fucked me until I used Cyberduck to recover

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    Doesn't provide the same functionality i.e. a locally encrypted disk volume.

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    VeraCrypt is for encrypting local files, cryptomator is for encrypting remote files as they are uploaded to cloud providers

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    Does not do encryption of local files, partitions, or drives

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    teewet

    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.

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    TrueCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

    ⚫︎ PortableTrueCrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt icon VeraCrypt and CipherShed icon 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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    Most users think TrueCrypt is a great alternative to VeraCrypt.
    trystynsly

    I have heard that TrueCrypt has already been cracked by law enforcement, or could have been potentially been cracked by law enforcement.

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    LUKS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    LinuxDoge

    If you are on Linux, dont bother with Veracrypt.

    Encrypting your drive on startup using LUKS is a one-click action (for example on Kubuntu) and works flawlessly. Other encrypted drives automatically ask for a password when plugged in, that can be stored in your local password manager.

    Veracrypt is such a pain to use in comparison, although you have way more control over the encryption mechanism and you can add Entropy by wiggling your mouse, which is nice.

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    File Lock PEA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.

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    Almost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great alternative to VeraCrypt.
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    CryFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Kryptor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A simple, modern, and secure encryption tool.

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  7. EncFS icon

    EncFS

    • 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.

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    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

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    Picocrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Picocrypt is a very small (hence Pico), very simple, yet very secure encryption tool that you can use to protect your files. It's designed to be the go-to tool for encryption, with a focus on security, simplicity, and reliability.

    ⚫︎ PortablePicocrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPicocrypt consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Golfy038

    Picocrypt isn't like a container that could be mounted. It only crypt files/folders drage'n dropped on it.

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    CipherShed

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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).

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    Discontinued

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

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    This alternative is disputed. CipherShed is still a legitimate alternative to VeraCrypt, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    FinalCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • 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.

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