VeraCrypt Alternatives for Linux
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.
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- - Cryptomator is the most popular Windows, Android, Mac & iPhone alternative to VeraCrypt.
- - Cryptomator is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to VeraCrypt.
- Encrypted BackupCryptomator uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
- No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Cryptomator without registration.
- Privacy focusedCryptomator is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
- PortableCryptomator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
- Works OfflineCryptomator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
- End-to-End EncryptionCryptomator has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
- Ad-freeCryptomator doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
Comments about Cryptomator as a Alternative to VeraCryptMost users think Cryptomator is a great VeraCrypt alternative.all • positive • negative relevance • dateGuest
Provides the same functionality as an encrypted virtual disk, but allows you to quickly sync it to the cloud.-1
Cryptomator is also safe, but not focused on encrypting whole drives. Its use case is encrypting folders into small parts, making Synchronisation easy. Veracrypt in a Cloudfolder would be horrible, as all the contents would be synced on a small change. On the other hand is Cryptomator probably not as secure as Veracrypt.1
Cryptomator is focused on encrypting files for cloud storage, and as such makes a minor compromise to security by not obscuring the individual file sizes within the vault. This is done so that the entire vault doesn't have to be resynced when one file is changed, a huge convenience with cloud storage. You absolutely can use it locally, but VeraCrypt offers more security with exclusively local vaults.1Guest
It's not equivalent. They perform different functions.0
A version change made my encrypted archive unable to mount as a disk, and essentially fucked me until I used Cyberduck to recover-2Show more comments ▾5 of 11 comments
[TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]Suggest and vote on features
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. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms. You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.
Comments about TrueCrypt as a Alternative to VeraCryptMost users think TrueCrypt is a great VeraCrypt alternative.
Probably still secure in most cases, but has been discontinued and VeraCrypt is its successor. Virtually no reason to use TrueCrypt today, as VeraCrypt is more secure and has fixed several TrueCrypt vulnerabilities.0
I have heard that TrueCrypt has already been cracked by law enforcement, or could have been potentially been cracked by law enforcement.-1
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.Suggest and vote on features
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Picocrypt isn't like a container that could be mounted. It only crypt files/folders drage'n dropped on it.0
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.LUKS has no features, suggest some!
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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.1
Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.Suggest and vote on features
File Lock PEA Features
- Encrypted BackupFile Lock PEA uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
- No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in File Lock PEA without registration.
- No TrackingFile Lock PEA will not track you or use your personal data.
- PortableFile Lock PEA can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
- Ad-freeFile Lock PEA doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
- Privacy focusedFile Lock PEA is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
- AES-256 EncryptionFile Lock PEA has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
Opinions about File Lock PEA as a Alternative to VeraCryptAlmost everyone thinks File Lock PEA is a great VeraCrypt alternative.
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).Discontinued
No releases since Sep 6, 2017. See https://www.ciphershed.org/news/
Opinions about CipherShed as a Alternative to VeraCryptThis alternative is disputed. CipherShed is still a legitimate VeraCrypt alternative, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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.Suggest and vote on features
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