VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX (https://www.idrix.fr) and 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. 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
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!
I echo previous sentiments about truecrypt. Thanks for keeping veracrypt free; hope to have it so forever...
Does not support OSX 10.4 or 10.5.