VeraCrypt Encryption Software is free open-source disk encryption software for Operating System Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. In case an attacker forces you to reveal the password, VeraCrypt provides plausible deniability. In contrast to file encryption, data encryption performed by VeraCrypt is real-time (on-the-fly), automatic, transparent, needs very little memory, and does not involve temporary unencrypted files.
VeraCrypt Encryption Software looks safe and professional. Anyone who has ever worked with TrueCrypt will soon find their way around.
With VeraCrypt, a new encryption software enters the market, which promises to be completely secure. It builds on the unsure TrueCrypt, but it has been improved in crucial places and is said to be immune to brute force attacks. Encrypt your data to guard against snooping by governments, individuals or corporations.
With VeryCrypt you can encrypt a folder, an entire partition or a drive or even the entire system, including the system partition. You can also decide to create a hidden VeraCrypt partition. This is not so easy to find when looking through the plate. You must protect access to the encryption with a secure password.
The encryption algorithm can be selected from a number of options. For example, there are some options for the well-known AES 256-bit encryption. As a special strength and differentiation from TrueCrypt, the VeryCrypt makers name the special strength of their hash algorithms with RIPEMD160, SHA-2 and Whirlpool, which have significantly more iterations.
A disadvantage of encryption is that the first creation and reading (mounting) of an encrypted partition can take some time. However, the speed is not affected. It is important to know that an encrypted partition can no longer be called via the normal file explorer, but has to be mounted out of the program and then receives a different drive letter.
For a short time, VeraCrypt Encryption Software has also been able to import TrueCrypt archives and convert them into VeraCrypt files. This allows former TrueCrypt users to easily switch.