T r u e C r y p t

By | December 28, 2011

Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux

Main Features:

What is new in TrueCrypt 7.1


Update 01/31/2017

If anyone lands on this article please be aware that TrueCrypt has been discontinued and development is not longer being done.

Additional information here 

Some alternatives:

  • VeraCrypt is open-source and code audited, improves on TrueCrypt, works on Mac and PC, and allows creation of encrypted containers
  • Bitlocker is built into Windows, is not open-source, only encrypts full disks, and has no plausible deniability mechanism
  • DiskCryptor is a Windows-only tool, is open source but not audited, allows the bootloader to be installed on a USB or CD, and works faster than others
  • Ciphershed is another TrueCrypt fork, works with old TrueCrypt containers, is slow with updates, and works on Mac, PC, and Linux
  • FileVault 2 is built into Mac OSX Lion and later, only allows full disk encryption, and is not open source
  • LUKS is an open-source option for Linux, supports multiple algorithms, but does not offer much support for non-Linux systems

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