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TrueCrypt is a disk encryption add-on for Windows, Linux and other operating systems. It is no longer maintained.

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Windows decrypting TC volume without passphrase?

I remember having read a blog post or a forum post, some years ago, about a TrueCrypt user whose Windows machine sometimes, at boot, did not ask for the TC passphrase and decrypted automatically the ...
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Open Veracrypt container (password+keyfile) without password? [duplicate]

I lost my password for encrypted disk. Is there a way to do something without dumb cracking? Maybe recovery mode? Because I just lost 50% of my auth data...?
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How is one supposed to choose between encryption algorithms/settings in VeraCrypt? [duplicate]

Every single time I install an new storage device, I'm faced with the same impossible task: how to determine what is the most secure encryption algorithm/settings? Over the years, I have basically ...
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Storing TrueCrypt container inside encrypted Veracrypt USB - data corruption

Is there any risk of data corruption if I store TrueCrypt containers inside a fully encrypted USB (USB encrypted using Veracrypt)? Does encryption inside encryption increase chances of data corruption ...
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How can BitLocker be considered safer, if it doesn't asks for a key during boot?

I've been using VeraCrypt / TrueCrypt for years. Now, with a new computer (having Windows 10 Pro) I can consider BitLocker. But, either I am complete ignorant and don't see something awfully obvious ...
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TrueCrypt "silently" updated bootloader

I have just updated TrueCrypt from version 7.1a to 7.2. Upon next system restart I have noticed that bootloader was updated as well, because it now shows message about TrueCrypt being not safe. There ...
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Is it sufficient to just change the password of a container after a leak?

Let's assume, an attacker gains access to an encrypted container with a weak password. They start a brute-force attack and I assume they will succeed. To protect any content which has been added to ...
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How safe are Truecrypt-file containers? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding the security of Truecrypt-encrypted-file containers. I know that there are security leaks in the software that allow to access an encrypted drive but can this technique be ...
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Veracrypt system encryption on SSD, do I have to trim the disk right after finishing? How?

I want to encrypt my OS that is on an SSD (Windows 7, x64, mbr partition style). From what I know Veracrypt will encrypt the whole disk, not only the actual data. Not only! it will "fill" the empty ...
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Are multiple encrypted containers with the same passphase containing the same files a cryptographic risk?

Situation as follows: Let's assume two (or more) containers, encrypted using the same passphrase. They will contain the same files. So their content is identical. However, the containers themselves ...
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Does using two layers of encryption reduce security (Veracrypt/Truecrypt)?

If I decided to do a full disk encryption, or simply encrypt the partition of a disk, then put a encrypted file container which contains sensitive files inside it for a little extra peace of mind, how ...
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Should I change to VeraCrypt on win7 SSD from TrueCrypt 7.1a? [duplicate]

Is still safe for me to use TrueCrypt or should I change to VeraCrypt as the last update boot won`t take long anymore. Any backdoors to decrypt TrueCrypt?
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Differences between using an encrypted container and encrypting a partition

I would like to store encrypted backups on an external hard disk and am wondering what the differences are between creating an encrypted (Veracrypt) container and creating an encrypted partition. Are ...
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How secure is my encryption security Using Truecrypt?

I am using a non-SSD drive: Western Digital Black 1TB. Windows XP (please don't judge why I'm still using XP). I am using Truecrypt. Q1. If I were to create a system partition drive C: and 2-3 non-...
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Full disk encryption on dual boot system (Truecrypt/Veracrypt)

I am looking to run my laptop system with a dual boot configuration (Fedora + Windows) with full disk encryption. I have a laptop that I will be bringing with me while traveling, both domestically ...
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truecrypt volume - Recover 18char known password with hashcat (characters variations)

I have an old truecrypt file that I'd like to decrypt. I know the 18 characters password I was using at the time, I'm sure of it. However I made a "variation" of it : I mapped some characters to l33t ...
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Recovering truecrypt full disk encryption with wordlist

I'm dusting off an hold drive and unfortunately forget the password. I'm going to run a word list against it using TrueCrack however I'm a little confused on how to extract the volume header to run ...
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How robust is duplicity encryption when the backup server is untrusted?

The top answer to this question and the article it references explain that when an adversary can see snapshots of a Truecrypt container over time, the encryption is weakened. That same answer ...
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ELI5 why plausible deniability doesn't work in reality [closed]

I'm considering setting up a hidden partition, but I'm becoming increasingly confused the more times I see it claimed that plausible deniability isn't effective. Under not-unusual circumstances, it ...
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How much more secure is encryption if the program requires random input from the user?

I know there are existing questions about how Truecrypt uses mouse input to increase entropy. My question is, how much of a difference does it make? I don't know of any other encryption utilities that ...
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Is it safe to have a TrueCrypt container file synced with DropBox?

I'm planning to store my sensitive files to the cloud. I don't trust the already-made end-to-end encrypted file storage. I only trust TrueCrypt. Assuming that TrueCrypt itself is safe, would it be ...
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Is it safe to use TrueCrypt inside an encrypted Virtualbox guest OS?

In order to minimize potentially compromised software from reading what I'm writing in Veracrypt I want to use the software inside an encrypted guest OS with no Internet, specifically Ubuntu 16.04. ...
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Is TrueCrypt still safer than VeraCrypt? [duplicate]

I know that TrueCrypt was considered safer over VeraCrypt a few years ago. But does this situation remain the same? It was because TrueCrypt was audited and VeraCrypt was not and there was just more ...
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Getting my first HDD encryption [closed]

So my friend told me about this thing called disk encryption, how you can protect your data if your computer were ever to become compromised.. Now I go to a school where there are alot of bad people, ...
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Is it possible to decrypt half of a TrueCrypt file container if the other half of the data is missing?

Let's say we have half of a TrueCrypt file container (e.g. download was interrupted). If we know the password, is it possible to open it and get half of the data? The original container has 10 files, ...
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Remaining disk size with plausible deniability

There is a problem with plausible deniability of TrueCrypt / VeraCrypt which bothers me for quite some time. Since the software must not show any hints about whether a hidden volume exists inside the ...
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Can the Truecrypt downloads from the Gibson Research Corporation website be trusted?

The Gibson Research Corporation (GRC) website is offering the following page with links to download Truecrypt 7.1a. https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm My question is, can these ...
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TrueCrypt FDE Password Recovery

I have a computer with a TrueCrypt full disk encryption and I can't remember the password. I have a pretty good idea of what the password is, meaning I know the words and numbers and symbols used in ...
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Truecrypt FDE and BSOD dumping physical memory to disk - possible data leak?

I'm not sure what dumping physical memory to disk during a BSOD does exactly, but is there a chance that it dumps all data from RAM to the HDD un-encrypted, because I doubt Truecrypt works during a ...
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Bruteforce part of password in TrueCrypt

I own a TrueCrypt container and I can't open it. I remember part of its password. So I want to bruteforce attack on it. I tried many parameters in oclHashCat but none worked (parameter problem). Can ...
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Truecrypt and swap

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and I use Truecrypt to store my confidential files. I've read that since Truecrypt does on the fly encryption, it only stores its decrypted content (and user's password ...
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SSD full disk encryption

What's the state of FDE with software such as TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt for SSD's - my main concern being that SSD's leave some free space to prolong the life of the drive - would it store unencrypted data ...
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How to find out if my MBR has Evil Maid code?

If Truecrypt Bootloader will remain visually the same, how can I find out if it was infected?
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Sensitive files in the Cloud: Automated mounted TrueCrypt volume

My current setup currently I'm using Boxcryptor Classic 1.x (still compatible to EncFS) to mirror some files with SyncBack Pro into the virtual Boxcryptor-Harddisk. Those get then encrypted by BC ...
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Are there any security advantages to the "TrueCrypt-Paradigm"?

TrueCrypt and its successors use a file format that has the special property, that it looks completely random, there's only a salt (which is random) and the cipher text (which looks random). I like to ...
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Is it not advisable to add a 2nd level of encryption to an already encrypted external hard drive?

In a separate post regarding the security level of "WD My Passport 2TB" external hard drive's built-in password encryption, Tom Leek answered in incredible detail that left the enquirer of the ...
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Disk Decipher: iOS app with TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt functionality -- Has there been any security review? Is it safe to use?

http://disk-decipher.hekkihek.nl/ I am having trouble finding information about source code, software license, and code review. Is there any way to know that once I decrypt a volume with this app it'...
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Can I decrypt a DiskCryptor-encrypted hard drive using Veracrypt? [closed]

I have a hardrive I encrypted with DiskCryptor back when I was using Windows. Now that I have Linux I want to decrypt the hard drive but it turned out DiskCryptor is not available for Linux, whereas ...
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Samsung SSD 850 EVO. Best way to protect personal data against thiefs

I'm wondering what is the best way to protect my personal data stored on Samsung SSD 850 EVO in Linux? I did some research and found this. To set an ATA password, simply access the BIOS, navigate ...
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How safe is the encryption offered by Mac OS X's Finder?

If you plug in a USB drive, open it in Finder and right-click the Finder window, you get the option to encrypt the drive. What methods does Finder use to encrypt the drive and how safe is it actually?...
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Is recursively encrypting files inside containers of increasingly stronger or equivalent algorithm encryption worth it?

I'm wondering if inserting a container within a container based approach like a recursive TrueCrypt or VeraCrypt container would provide a more secure protection against brute force attacks, I/O ...
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Whole disk encryption on a tablet (that has no pre-boot keyboard) [closed]

I am researching methods to encrypt whole disk on tablet. I would like to encrypt my tablet that comes with Dual Boot OS, with pre-installed Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1. Let's start with what ...
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Full Disk Encryption with random keys

TrueCrypt encrypts and decrypts a disk with a password which is converted into a pseudo-random key with the PBKDF2 function. Other FDE programs use random keys that are stored on the disk. Where ...
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What are the requirements for the TrueCrypt privilege escalation?

The details on the TrueCrypt 7.1a (and by extension the CipherShed and VeraCrypt v1.15 and older) privilege escalation vulnerability CVE-2015-7358 are available now, including a proof-of-concept ...
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Full Disk Encryption and GPT partitions (TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt) [closed]

I'm aware that full disk encryption does not work with GPT partitions, but I was wondering WHY they don't and I can't find the info through Google. What is the problem that is preventing it? From the ...
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I want to encrypt my SSD, should I still use TrueCrypt or Is there a better open source alternative? [duplicate]

Before anything I have say that I have no experience with cryptography, at all. Anyway, I have a laptop with Windows 10 and an SSD. I don't want to use BitLocker since I don't trust Microsoft in this ...
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Is TrueCrpyt still safe, or is VeraCrypt the better option now? [duplicate]

I know that TrueCrpyt stopped updating a while back and it has a warning saying that it may not be safe due to unpatched security issues. I have a version of windows with Bitlocker, but the fact that ...
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What is a Truecrypt alternative with deniable encryption for linux? [closed]

Preferably an alternative that is Free Liberating Open-Source Software/ FLOSS. I would have used Truecrypt, but it has been discontinued.
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How can I verifiably demonstrate that steganography or hidden partitions do not exist?

I want to verifiably demonstrate that there are no hidden partitions, or hidden messages in a given message. In this scenario, assume the subject is being monitored (consensually) and agrees to align ...
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Difference in size avaialbe in encrypted volume [closed]

I was making a volume with trucrypt and I set the size to be 12MB. I tried copying 10 files totalling 7.13MB (on Disk) but got an error saying I did not have enough space. Why is this? Is it because I'...
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