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VeraCrypt1.24.12

31 March 2020

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.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in VeraCrypt

Version 1.24.12:
  • Fixed regression that limited the size available for hidden volumes created on disk or partition.

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4 Reviews of VeraCrypt

Rcfa
16 December 2019
Version: 1.24.7

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Do NOT trust MacUpdate with cryptographic software downloads. e.g. there is no 1.24.7 release of VeraCrypt, nor does the official web site show that there was one and was retracted. There's a 1.24-Hotfix1 release, which shows up as 1.24.6 as picked up by MacUpdate. Neither 1.24 nor 1.24-Hotfix1 have the features described here (dark mode support), nor does the version downloaded here have these features nor does it show up as 1.24.7 when installed. It's also, by the nature of MacUpdate not clear where they pull the downloads from. So, this looks almost like phishing: provide a potentially modified "new" version of a cryptographic software, potentially with some vulnerabilty, which would compromise those who need to rely on it. When it comes to cryptography: always go to the source, not some intermediary. https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html
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Rcfa
16 December 2019
Version: 1.24.7
Do NOT trust MacUpdate with cryptographic software downloads. e.g. there is no 1.24.7 release of VeraCrypt, nor does the official web site show that there was one and was retracted. There's a 1.24-Hotfix1 release, which shows up as 1.24.6 as picked up by MacUpdate. Neither 1.24 nor 1.24-Hotfix1 have the features described here (dark mode support), nor does the version downloaded here have these features nor does it show up as 1.24.7 when installed. It's also, by the nature of MacUpdate not clear where they pull the downloads from. So, this looks almost like phishing: provide a potentially modified "new" version of a cryptographic software, potentially with some vulnerabilty, which would compromise those who need to rely on it. When it comes to cryptography: always go to the source, not some intermediary. https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html
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NSA-not-horray
06 January 2016
Version: 1.16
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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Essadee
24 October 2015
Version: 1.14
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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TCalhau
21 September 2015
Version: 1.14
The REAL successor of TrueCrypt.
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