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Abort function after wrong password is entered.


In order to reduce the waiting time when a wrong password is entered it would be expedient if by pressing say the ESC key we could stop the process that causes Veracrypt to go through the process of checking all hash types.


idrassi wrote Dec 12, 2014 at 11:08 PM

The manual selection of the hash that is currently being implemented will make password verification faster. Nevertheless, I agree that a cancel button would be an interesting feature.

Technically speaking, it is a little complex because the time consuming operation is done at the driver level and adding a cancel button would mean implementing a cancel IOCTL for the driver that would notify all the driver threads dedicated to this operation (don't forget that VeraCrypt uses parallelization).