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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. And for standard containers and other partitions, TrueCrypt uses at most 2000 iterations but VeraCrypt uses 655340 for RIPEMD160 and 500000 iterations for SHA-2 and Whirlpool.
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I have ran into a major problem where I lost access to the vault I have created. This has caused a great deal of inconvenience. I have tried contacting the developer(s) several times regarding this...See why people do not like VeraCrypt 😡 Post your review
Have used it on Windows and Linux systems and have worked flawlessly.
10/10 would recommend!
Because it supports pre-boot authentication and on their website they talk about how important it is.
I've only tried it in Windows 10, for full system encryption, but it works really well. I'm currently using TrueCrypt on all of my machines but will likely be slowly migrating to VeraCrypt.
It is (of course) highly similar to TrueCrypt, which is great if you're used to TrueCrypt.
The two current downsides, for me, are lack of UEFI/GPT support (but they're working on it) and the annoying PIM. Yes, I understand the how and why of the PIM, but to me it's only annoying - for system encryption. I think I read somewhere that the PIM can be stored unencrypted in the boot sector though, so I don't have to type it in every time. An acceptable compromise, if correct.
Works great and is trustworthy successor to TrueCrypt. I am using it with "Encrypted Partition Mounter" for a more hassle free experience on a daily basis.
I use it to create "un-touchable" areas on my external disks for make backups with Total Commander.
It's very professional and awesome!!
It's free and open source so you don't have to worry about possible backdoors on its code. Perfect tool to protect your data with a password.
I have ran into a major problem where I lost access to the vault I have created. This has caused a great deal of inconvenience. I have tried contacting the developer(s) several times regarding this issue with no response whatsoever. The vault would not mount, simply put. The issue is discussed online and the workaround solution proposed in forums does not work.
This application is used to keep files secure. If the possibility of losing the files is common enough to be discussed in forums, then that's a huge drawback.
I have been a happy user since the days of TrueCrypt. this application made made me go on a chase of a different encryption method.
[Edited by baderaldurai, October 03]