Encryption Software For Ubuntu 14.04

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    Is there any safe alternative to TrueCrypt that works on Ubuntu as well ?
     
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    Veracrypt is a clone of TrueCrypt and it is multiplatform. I tried it on windows and linux. Good for portability, as TrueCrypt ...altought linux has its own encryption tools.
     
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    Where ?
     
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    Command line tools, some with a graphical front-end (GUI between parenthesis). In Ubuntu installable from Software Center.

    dm-crypt + LUKS + cryptsetup (Disks utility to encrypt an EMPTY partition/device), gpg (seahorse + seahorse-nautilus for context menu integration, or gpa), openssl, mcrypt, ccrypt (Qccrypt)...

    TrueCrypt / VeraCrypt are OK. ;)
     
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    I heard some time back that TrueCrypt is not safe and was discontinued. The author himself seems to have said it is unsafe.
     
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    Sorry if I'd not made myself clear:sorry:, by OK I meant you can use the tools you feel more confortable with, not necessarily the ones built into the O.S.

    About TrueCrypt, the developers left this note:
    because it won't be developed further, so no patches will be made for new discovered vulnerabilities.
    The code was audited and no meaningful vulnerabilities were discovered. Later, a couple of vulnerabilities were discovered in TrueCrypt's Windows Drivers (fixed in VeraCrypt version).

    Veracrypt is a fork of TrueCrypt. It's being maintained and some vulnerabilities were addressed.

    https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm
     
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    Thank you for explaining.
     
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    Thanks for the information guys, i was looking for this
     

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