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Nuke password

Topics: Feature Requests
Mar 10, 2016 at 2:21 AM
I think it's a good idea to add a function like LUKS Nuke password. If you enter this password, your encryption key will be wiped with random data, so your data will be inaccessible.
Mar 10, 2016 at 4:38 AM
Edited Mar 10, 2016 at 5:01 AM
There is a feature request created for a panic button.

https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/workitem/26

Your feature request has been discussed and rejected due to an advisory or government agency is not going to let you access the original encrypted volumes. Also the source code is public. Therefore they can easily disable any attempts to wipe the headers by using their modified code on the cloned HDD.

In certain countries, taking any action to wipe the headers would be considered a crime once the authorities have either taken possession of the device or requested you unlock the device when entering their country.

I am not the developer of VeraCrypt. I am a user just like you and merely relaying prior discussions. Ultimately, it is up to the developer if your request should be implemented.