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Veracrypt format password

Topics: Feature Requests
Feb 14 at 12:56 AM
Basically, since governments are putting people in prison for failing to decrypt HDD:

I see a few ways which a better end result could be achieved:
  • Allow for entering two passwords: one for decrypting, and one for wiping (quick format).
  • Allow for entering two encryption passwords: both will have different shadow files on the HDD. (only visible with password 1, or password 2). This way you can unlock the drive in different mode to see different files. Would it be possible to report empty space for other shadow files?It would have to keep track and writes on actual empty locations. (until full or something, maybe other people have better ideas for this one)
Following article bothers quite some people around the world:
e.g. "Man jailed 16 months, and counting, for refusing to decrypt hard drives
He’s not charged with a crime. Judge demands he help prosecutors build their case."

Plenty of people may have encrypted sticks or disks laying around home from many years ago of which they forgot the password genuinely... Of which they don't need the content anymore.
Developer
Feb 14 at 10:30 AM
You spoke about area - steganography

steganography - In real word this is illusion of protection. Possibility to prove presence of some data and guess the data is encrypted is high => problem you wrote.

VC hidden volumes is good step but VC is tool only. Plausible Deniability is not simple.