VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX (https://www.idrix.fr) and based on TrueCrypt 7.1a.
It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. It also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt.
This enhanced security adds some delay ONLY to the opening of encrypted partitions without any performance impact to the application use phase. This is acceptable to the legitimate owner but it makes it much harder for an attacker to gain access to the encrypted data.
All released files are PGP signed with key ID=0x54DDD393, available on key servers and downloadable at https://www.idrix.fr/VeraCrypt/VeraCrypt_PGP_public_key.asc
VeraCrypt can mount TrueCrypt volumes. It also can convert them to VeraCrypt format.
FAQ : https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=FAQ
- Available for Linux, MacOSX (10.6+) and Windows.
- Increased security and many vulnerabilities fixed compared to TrueCrypt
In July 2015 I got a new laptop. I wanted to install TrueCrypt and found out that it has now been replaced with VeraCrypt (and others). I installed Vera Crypt and mounted a TC file on an external drive with no problem. One reviewer complaint that VC doesn't work with TC files. Maybe he/she made the same mistake as I did at first and didn't see the check box next to True Crypt Mode. So far, I love the program and I love most that it is so similar to True Crypt that I don't need to learn new ropes. I'm very little concerned about the CIA or the likes (and neither are they with me), my main concern is low level crooks that steel my laptop or files. And I'm certain that these guys don't know how to enter a "backdoor" any more than I do. Installed Vera Crypt on Windows7 Pro.
Hi All, just DL veracrypt and since veracrypt can open TC 7.1a i taught I give it a try. My encrypted 1GB folder is tc encrypted and vera can't open it. TC has no problem to open the folder. Veracrypt takes it's time and at the end it told me the password is wrong. Obviously not since TC opened it right-away without hesitation. I guess I have to stick with TC. Vera would have been a good replacement for TC.
Great app! Thanks to author.
really very good!
Best successor for TrueCrypt. It adds more secure initial decryption of an encrypted volume. That adds to the load time, but also makes it more resistant to a brute force attack. Thank you, Idrix!