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VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX ( and that is based on TrueCrypt. It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partition encryption, making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. It also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt.

As an example, when the system partition is encrypted, TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327,661. And for standard containers and other partitions, TrueCrypt uses at most 2000 iterations, but VeraCrypt uses 655,331 for

What's New in VeraCrypt

Version 1.23:
  • Support pasting values to password fields using keyboard (CMD+V and CMD+A now working properly)
  • Add CheckBox in mount option dialog to force the use of embedded backup header during mount
  • When performing backup of volume header, automatically try to use embedded backup header if using the main header fails
  • Implement benchmarking UI for Hash and PKCS-5 PRF algorithms

Requirements for VeraCrypt

  • OS X 10.6 or later
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VeraCrypt User Discussion

4.7 10
Current Version (1.x)
Downloads 6,884
Version Downloads 1,242
License Free
Date 13 Sep 2018
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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