May 26, 2018

Open-source disk encryption software based on Truecrypt

VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX, FreeBSD and Linux. Brought to you by IDRIX https// and based on TrueCrypt 7.1a.

VeraCrypt main features

  • 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.
  • Encryption is automatic, real-timeon-the-fly and transparent.
  • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted.
  • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors.
  • Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password Hidden volume steganography and hidden operating system.
  • More information about the features of VeraCrypt may be found in the documentation

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