VeraCrypt
VeraCrypt
1.23

4.7

VeraCrypt free download for Mac

VeraCrypt

1.23
13 September 2018

Strong encryption based on TrueCrypt.

Overview

VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX (https://www.idrix.fr) 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 RIPEMD160 and 500,000 iterations for SHA-2 and Whirlpool.

This enhanced security adds some delay only to the opening of encrypted partitions without any performance impact to the application use phase. This is acceptable to the legitimate owner but it makes it much harder for an attacker to gain access to the encrypted data.

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

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

3 VeraCrypt Reviews

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NSA-not-horray
06 January 2016

Most helpful

Fantastic. Thanks for picking up TrueCrypt and continuing the development! Much needed tool. Anybody should be using this if you do not want certain agencies spying on your files.
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Version 1.16
NSA-not-horray
06 January 2016
Fantastic. Thanks for picking up TrueCrypt and continuing the development! Much needed tool. Anybody should be using this if you do not want certain agencies spying on your files.
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Version 1.16
Essadee
24 October 2015
Still requires FUSE, unclear benefit comparing with existing whole-disc encryption options. Any enterprise escrow? Still no bootable FDE for OS X? Does it understand Core Storage? Any Apple technology at all, or just implemented entirely in userspace and hopes for the best?
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Version 1.14
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Timmyb
Timmyb
28 December 2016
Agreed. This is a Windows centric project with little to no thought to macOS. Even the 3rd party code audits pertain only to the Windows code.
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TCalhau
21 September 2015
The REAL successor of TrueCrypt.
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Version 1.14
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