Discussion in 'Linux' started by Networx, May 13, 2016.
Is there any safe alternative to TrueCrypt that works on Ubuntu as well ?
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.
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.
I heard some time back that TrueCrypt is not safe and was discontinued. The author himself seems to have said it is unsafe.
Sorry if I'd not made myself clear, 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.
Thank you for explaining.
Thanks for the information guys, i was looking for this
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