True Crypt

  • Version

    5.1
  • Date Added
    (to site)

    May 3rd, 2008
  • Author

    TrueCrypt Foundation
  • License

    TrueCrypt License (?)
  • Description

    TrueCrypt is a software application used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It can create a “file-hosted container” or write a partition which consists of an encrypted volume with its own file system, contained within a regular file, which can then be mounted as if it were a real disk.

    Its main features include the following:

    Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

    Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.

    Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).

    Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

    Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

    - 1) Hidden volume (steganography – more information may be found here).

    - 2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (volumes cannot be distinguished from random data).

    Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Serpent, and Twofish. Mode of operation: XTS.

  • Platforms Supported

    WindowsMacLinux
  • Website

True Crypt

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