Questions tagged [veracrypt]

VeraCrypt is a disk encryption add-on for Windows, Linux and other operating systems. It is a successor of TrueCrypt.

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Is there a reason to use TrueCrypt over VeraCrypt?

I am looking to encrypt a few drives of mine, and my ONLY interest is security. It is OK if my VeraCrypt volumes are not compatible with TrueCrypt, and vice versa. There is a lot of talk about "...
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What exactly is an evil maid attack?

Today I received the message below, after booting my PC: What exactly is an "Evil Maid"-attack? What are possible ways to get attacked by this? What does it mean in this case, that my disk "may have ...
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Partially forgotten encryption password

I encrypted important files with Veracrypt and I remember most of the password but some parts are forgotten. I need some advice as to what would be the most efficient way of getting the encryption ...
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Bruteforce Veracrypt

I forgot my Veracrypt password, I have around 1000-2000 possible password combination and I need a software to bruteforce the password on Windows. What software would that be?
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Veracrypt: Which encryption algorithm + hash algorithm to use?

Which between the two encryption algorithms AES(Twofish(Serpent)) and Serpent(Twofish(AES)) is most secure and which hash algorithm to use between SHA-512, Whirlpool, SHA-256 , and Streebog?
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Is it secure to mount Veracrypt without sudo password in this way

Does this way have any security issues other than what's mentioned in that post? For reference: Create a new group called say veracryptusers and give it the necessary permissions to use VeraCrypt ...
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How robust is a VeraCrypt Container against disk errors (bit rot)?

I am planning to encrypt backup data using VeraCrypt. How safe are the generated containers? My worries is not so much the encryption, but potential data loss due to degrading harddisk media (bit rot) ...
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Best practice for using Veracrypt on Dropbox

I have a Dropbox account subscription so I have a lot of space to use and I basically put everything there. There are somethings (personal health / finance) that I want to keep protected myself so I ...
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VeraCrypt: Is it possible to change the password after an encrypted container has been created?

I would like to know whether it is possible to change the password after an encrypted container has been created? The password I chose was a bit weak, and I would like to be able to modify it without ...
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Plausible deniability with VeraCrypt standard volumes: what information do they give away?

I know VeraCrypt hidden volumes can be used for plausible deniability, but what about standard volumes? Indeed, properly encrypted data should be indistinguishable from random data. This way, if a ...
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Using weak Veracrypt password safe?

Is it safe to create a Veracrypt partition (on a USB) such that it takes up the whole device (ie. not a "file", but using the USB as the storage container) it contains only a standard volume (no ...
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Hidden Linux OS

I have been reading about creating hidden volume OS with TrueCrypt, and now with its successor, VeraCrypt. But I ...
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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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Will encrypted files on a volume still be encrypted when uploaded to a cloud service?

If I encrypt some files in a folder using EFS, and then I upload such files to a cloud service, will they be encrypted on the cloud? While the logical answer seems to be yes, I think in reality the ...
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HashCat on VeraCrypt non-system drive

With VeraCrypt, one can fully encrypt a non-system drive. I'm wondering if there's a way to run hashcat against such a drive. (Bonus points for a Windows solution.)
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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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Encryption and Hash in Veracrypt

I have already read some topics about Veracrypt's cryptography algorithms. It said that if we want to focus on security we need to chose a 3 layer encryption like AES(Twofish(Serpent)) or Serpent(...
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