Volume Clones

Never create a new VeraCrypt volume by cloning an existing VeraCrypt volume. Always use the VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard to create a new VeraCrypt volume. If you clone a volume and then start using both this volume and its clone in a way that both eventually contain different data, then you might aid cryptanalysis (both volumes will share a single key set). This is especially critical when the volume contains a hidden volume. Also note that plausible deniability (see section Plausible Deniability) is impossible in such cases. See also the chapter How to Back Up Securely.

Last edited Nov 14, 2014 at 10:20 PM by idrassi, version 1