TrueCrypt said it is not secure. What are alternatives?
Encrypted Disk Images
The TrueCrypt pages suggest using an encrypted disk image.
Apple provides drive level encryption through FileVault.
With FileVault 2 you can encrypt the contents of your entire drive to help keep your data secure.
FileVault 2 uses full disk, XTS-AES 128 encryption to help keep your data secure. Using FileVault 2, you can encrypt the contents of your entire drive.
Other alternatives are discussed at:
- Hacker News, True Goodbye: ‘Using TrueCrypt Is Not Secure’
- Windows Encrypted Virtual Hard Drive but not Bitlocker or Truecrypt? Where cross platform alternatives may be suggested.
- A Swiss based TrueCrypt group has recently formed; they may provide ongoing support.
Why not trust TrueCrypt?
TrueCrypt is warning its users that it may contain unfixed security issues.
WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues
The development of TrueCrypt has stopped and thus any newly found bugs may not be fixed:
The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms (click here for more information). You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.
Being a fan of AgileBits, I have been using Knox since it came out many months ago.
GnuPG itself is a commandline tool without any graphical stuff. It is the real crypto engine which can be used directly from a command prompt, from shell scripts or by other programs. Therefore it can be considered as a backend for other applications.