Project Description
VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX (http://www.idrix.fr) and that is based on TrueCrypt.
It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.

For example, when the system partition is encrypted, TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327661. And for standard containers and other partitions, TrueCrypt uses at most 2000 iterations but VeraCrypt uses 655331 for RIPEMD160 and 500000 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 more harder for an attacker to gain access to the encrypted data.

VeraCrypt storage format is INCOMPATIBLE with TrueCrypt storage format.

VeraCrypt is available in many languages other than English : Get the language file that you need from this link and copy it to the installation directory. Then launch VeraCrypt and go to menu "Settings" -> "Language..." and choose your language from the list (see the screenshot at the bottom of this page).

UPDATE June 23rd 2014 : A Linux version is available in the Downloads section or by clicking on the following link. The package contains the installation scripts for 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and for GUI and console-only version (choose which script is adapted the best to your machine).

Linux releases are signed with a PGP key available on the following link : http://www.idrix.fr/VeraCrypt/VeraCrypt_PGP_public_key.asc . It's also available on major key servers with ID=0x54DDD393.
Please check that its fingerprint is 993B7D7E8E413809828F0F29EB559C7C54DDD393.

VeraCrypt on the fly encrypting the system partition :
VeraCrypt Partition Encryption


VeraCrypt creating an encrypted volume :

VeraCrypt encrypted volume creation

Changing the GUI language of VeraCrypt
VeraCrypt Language Selection Dialog

Last edited Jun 28 at 4:50 PM by idrassi, version 14