TrueCrypt said it is not secure. What are alternatives?

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    If you go to the bottom of the page it gives an answer – user151019 May 29 '14 at 10:00
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    Besides, as of now, the background of the warning is totally unclear. – Max Ried May 29 '14 at 10:20
  • The page continues to be unchanged – Graham Miln May 30 '14 at 10:44

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:

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.

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    @dwightk Thank you. Please feel free to edit answers. Spelling, grammar, and general clarity improvements are always welcome! – Graham Miln May 29 '14 at 13:12
  • yeah, I figured I'd let you get one character rather than go searching for 5 more to change. – dwightk May 29 '14 at 14:48
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    @dwightk Once you hit 2k you can edit a single char too! – Rob May 30 '14 at 13:07

Being a fan of AgileBits, I have been using Knox since it came out many months ago.

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GPG or the commercial PGP Pretty Good Privacy.

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.

TrueCrypt coninued by others

  • Please add at least an url and explanation how it works please – Rob May 30 '14 at 6:32

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