TrueCrypt
TrueCrypt 7.1.1
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TrueCrypt is free, open-source disk encryption software.

It uses stronger encryption than FileVault (built into Mac OS X) and allows the encryption of entire volumes and partitions.

Make sure you choose the right download for your OS version and CPU type.
What's New
Version 7.1.1:
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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TrueCrypt User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 7.x:
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bluehour73 reviewed on 31 Dec 2013
I like this software a lot. I use it extensively creating encrypted containers and drive partitions.
I am concerned that the developers are basically silent, and support is zero. It also appears that updates for OSX is minimal, despite the fact that at present you cannot encrypt a lot of newer external drives due to a patch not being applied allowing use of drives with non-512 byte sectors.
I would gladly pay $100 (would be well worth it) for this software, but would need to see some developer action....
Would get 5 stars across the board if OSX updates were in line with Win....
[Version 7.1a]


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InspiredLife2 reviewed on 23 Jun 2012
For basic encryption of user data OR for the hiding and protection of data you not only want to encrypt but actually wish to hide completely (i.e. make it impossible for anyone to actually know there's encrypted data on your Mac) TrueCrypt is the way to go.
It now supports 64 bit on OS X Lion.
You can create hidden volumes, which makes it possible to completely hide encrypted data. This allows for plausible deniability. Simply put, a Govt agency or some other threaten foe will not be able to force (through law or malice) you to reveal the password to your encrypted data, because there will be no way to prove this encrypted data exists. It's unlikely most people need such plausible deniability, but for those who do TrueCrypt makes it easy.
You can encrypt any volume, which includes external drives and USB sticks. A wise move if you have ANY data on your stick or drive you'd rather no one but you could access.
TrueCrypt is open source software, which means all the application code is publicly viewable. This eliminates any chance of it having "back-doors". As far as I know, Apple can not make the same claim for Filevault/Firevault2, because it uses proprietary code. Again, most people are not likely to need this added level of security (i.e. the US govt. not being able to back-door their way into your data, with Apple's "help"), but for some this may provide added peace-of-mind.
[Version 7.1a]


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LizzyLisa reviewed on 09 Apr 2012
True Crypt is awesome tool, also simplifies a bakup alot!
Thanks for keeping it free!
[Version 7.1a]


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Beeble42 commented on 01 Sep 2011
The description is misleading. It still does not support encrypting a Mac boot volume.

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=sys-encryption-supported-os
This page lists various versions of Windows only.

When a software vendor can't get the basics of what their software can and can't do, be very wary about using it. Doubly so if the software in question has anything to do with security.
[Version 7.1]

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Negritude replied on 02 Sep 2011
How do you know that the "vendor" is the one that created or updates this entry? There's tons of faulty information on MacUpdate, partly due to the fact that the "vendor" is often not the entity creating or maintaining the entry in the first place. This is particularly true of cross-platform applications, where generic descriptions don't get tailored to the limitations of the OS X version.
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Timmyb commented on 01 Sep 2011
Does this still rely on MacFUSE?
If so, I have little doubt that it is leaving fragments of plain text data scattered on the system volume.
[Version 7.1]

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Timmyb replied on 06 Sep 2011
Ha! You want references?? If you are worried about that sort of stuff then you definitely shouldn't be using this app. Do you have any idea who actually created it? There are so many unknowns about TC it is ridiculous.
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myiphoneadventure commented on 18 Jan 2011
If anyone is interested, I wrote a short tutorial on how to mount truecrypt volumes on startup here: http://www.myiphoneadventure.com/os-x/truecrypt-automator-automatically-mounted-encrypted-drives-in-os-x

It's pretty easy to do with automator and makes truecrypt a little less unwieldy.
[Version 7.0.1]

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el-garage replied on 02 Sep 2011
do i need an extra step for try it (the tutorial) on an external HD?
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myiphoneadventure replied on 17 Oct 2011
@el-garage - I don't believe there is any other steps necessary for an external HD.
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Wts commented on 11 Jan 2011
How do you uninstall ?

Thanks.
[Version 7.0.1]

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CatherineB replied on 15 Apr 2011
Drop in the trashcan.
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Home Clown commented on 30 Jul 2010
crap - you HAVE to be an administrator to use this app, in mac os or linux. not good.
[Version 7.0]

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Umaromc replied on 06 Mar 2011
I WOULD HOPE SO!
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xXAkumuXx replied on 07 Feb 2012
It would be quite stupid if you could run this outside of Administrator privileges.
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Frank_Martin tipped on 20 Jul 2010
Truecrypt through and including 7.0 does not support Snow Leopard in 64-bit mode. This is in part because it relies on MacFuse, which is not 64-bit. This is documented here:

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/supported-operating-systems

Also, while it touts whole-system encryption in the announcement here ("allows the encryption of the entire boot volume"), this is not supported for Mac, as documented here:

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/sys-encryption-supported-os

It does offer very strong encryption for a USB key, though.
[Version 7.0]


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Timmyb reviewed on 11 Feb 2010
It is a shame that this is what Mac users are stuck with. The entire experience is quite un-Mac-like. It is not possible to open a TC container file by double-clicking, instead we must first launch the app and then select a container file from within the app itself - the app must then remain open the entire time that a volume is mounted.
The Mac version also treats Mac users as second class citizens with no support for sparse containers or system encryption - what happens if we need to mount a sparsecontainer which was created on WIndows?? The TC support forum is full of posts by users having difficulty using TC between Win and Mac - support is almost non-existent-not to mention that if you want to use the forum you must register with an ISP provided e-mail (yahoo, gmail, etc not accepted). The app also creates a copy of any mounted TC container in your /tmp folder - very odd and possibly insecure from an architectural standpoint. The encryption itself may be great, but the Mac execution is severely lacking in usability and functionality.
[Version 6.3a]

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Pirx replied on 17 Feb 2010
You need to run TrueCrypt on each machine that you want to mount the USB drive on. That is not so convenient, but bearable. I use my 15 GB TrueCrypt USB drive on Windoze, Mac and Linux machines and have not met with a single issue.
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Gordon142 replied on 04 Mar 2010
Truthfully, everything you have described is how it works on Windows as well. It's not like Mac users are getting short-changed some awesome interface from the Windows version.

In any case, Truecrypt uses its one encryption through and through. It is not intended to be a simple interface for the built-in encryption in OS X. For one thing, paranoia is a dominant aspect of Truecrypt's design. Using Mac OS encryption would rob the developers of control over the level of security provided. It would also break cross-platform compatibility.
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Corpsecorps replied on 11 Jun 2010
The app DOES NOT HAVE TO REMAIN OPEN.
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Seishizero replied on 24 Jul 2010
In Preferences:Security, the first option is to dismount all volumes when TrueCrypt quits. It's on as a default. Unselect and you will not need to have TrueCrypt open all the time.
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thekidfromtheredbank had trouble on 10 Sep 2009
I'm having several issues under Snow Leopard. Trouble with mounting the device, trouble when backing up on the device. Get system crashes -> have to force shut down...
Please fix this. This would be essential.
[Version 6.2a]

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B2k commented on 06 Oct 2009
Ok, i had this problem too. But if you open using Rosetta (right click application, then get info, then tick "open using Rosetta" under the general tab.) it should work.

Hope this works for you too :D
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Monkeyjunkey replied on 21 Oct 2009
Can't get this installed. Don't know what's wrong. Anybody else?
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 22 Oct 2009
I had the MacFUSE beta 2.1.5 installed. When I uninstalled it, installation of TrueCrypt 6.3 went fine. However TrueCrypt seems to have reinstalled it. Which isn't s problem since now, the installation is ok.
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kp.gores had trouble on 08 Feb 2008
Leopard, PPC. I have installed MacFUSE with additional filesystems and this works ok.
TrueCrypt creates a volume, but when trying to mount it I get an error message from hdiutil telling me there is no filesystem. Please, help
[Version 5.0]



elemenopy rated on 27 Apr 2013

[Version 7.1a]



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jackout rated on 16 Feb 2013

[Version 7.1a]



Indica rated on 10 Dec 2012

[Version 7.1a]



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Jam Master Gee rated on 08 Oct 2012

[Version 7.1a]



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thias rated on 26 Feb 2012

[Version 7.1a]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 08 Feb 2012

[Version 7.1a]



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Godefroyr rated on 13 Nov 2011

[Version 7.1]



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myiphoneadventure rated on 17 Oct 2011

[Version 7.1]



Georgen rated on 27 Sep 2011

[Version 7.1]



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jackout rated on 22 Sep 2011

[Version 7.1]


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License:Free
Date:07 Feb 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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TrueCrypt is free, open-source disk encryption software.

It uses stronger encryption than FileVault (built into Mac OS X) and allows the encryption of entire volumes and partitions.

Make sure you choose the right download for your OS version and CPU type.


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