Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#16 Post by Midas » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:57 am

I believe the encrypted installer might be an anti-tampering countermeasure. Notwithstanding, I personally don't like it, too.

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#17 Post by webfork » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:12 pm

License note

As of version 1.15 it's evidently dual-licensed under the Apache 2.0 and TrueCrypt License v3: http://i.imgur.com/Iz9tN3x.png

I have no understanding of the legality around that. Do you get to pick the license you like and ignore the other? Updating entry.


Testing notes

I spent some time working with Veracrypt but unfortunately ran into some issues:
  • Not particularly easy to use. There's a lot of functionality and features here, which I appreciate but might be counterproductive. Security shouldn't be hard.
  • Interface oddities. Multiple times while trying to generate a keyfile it cancelled out, providing no idea what went wrong. The interface just makes no sense there.
  • No conversion. There is no "convert to VeraCrypt format" for TrueCrypt volumes, but the help file indicates you just have to do one of the following:
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    • Change Volume Password
       
    • Set Header Key Derivation Algorithm
       
    • Add/Remove key files
       
    • Remove all key files
    .... I tried Add/Remove key files and Change Volume Password without success.
     
  • The command line setup has changed so I wasn't able to swap for TrueCrypt with my batch file launch setup.
One good note: I do quite like their PDF user guide.

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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#18 Post by joby_toss » Wed May 25, 2016 10:52 pm

Just FYI, VeraCrypt Portable 1.17 was recently added to the PA.c offering:
http://portableapps.com/news/2016-05-24 ... 7-released

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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#19 Post by JohnTHaller » Thu May 26, 2016 8:39 am

Of note, VeraCrypt no longer leaves the HKLM registry key behind in my testing. There is, however, a bug filed due to VeraCrypt leaving behind a Start Menu shortcut on every PC. It does this to allow integration with Windows' messaging thing (swipe in from the right) on Windows 10. I've suggested a workaround to the developer (track whether it exists on start and, if not, remove it on exit) and am hopeful he will implement it.
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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#20 Post by Midas » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:21 am

VeraCrypt v1.19 released (release notes are at https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Release Notes).

This is kind of old news, but I reckon it should be known nonetheless:
What the article title doesn't reveal is that all shortcomings have been fixed in the latest version.
  • [url]https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/[/url] author wrote:UPDATE October 17th 2016 : VeraCrypt 1.19 has been released. It includes fixes for issues reported by Quarkslab audit that was funded by OSTIF. This release also brings many enhancements and fixes, like Serpent algorithm speedup by a factor of 2.5 and the support of Windows 32-bit for EFI system encryption. Please check the release notes for the complete list of changes.

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#21 Post by giulia » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:46 am

hi
the site report that's a new version 1.2
but the in the homepage and link points to 1.19
https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html


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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#23 Post by giulia » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:54 am

hi Bilion
thanks for the link
but i can't find the exe for windows

a screenshot
http://i.imgur.com/mfJVPRL.png

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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#24 Post by Happy.Camper2 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:01 pm

Hi all,
Well, I'm baffled as to where the Windows download is.
abc, where did you find the Download link?
https://sourceforge.net/projects/veracr ... e/download

I've tried the link with several SF mirrors and no go.

Oh where oh where is the Windows 1.20 download link?

Anyone got the answer or suggestions. Whatever will solve the dilemma is fine :)

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#25 Post by Userfriendly » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:05 pm

Wait for it to show up here https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html or https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/+download. Windows download isn't up on this page either. But I found a direct link elsewhere https://launchpadlibrarian.net/32613235 ... 201.20.exe

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#26 Post by Happy.Camper2 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:28 pm

Userfriendly wrote:Wait for it to show up here https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html or https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/+download. Windows download isn't up on this page either. But I found a direct link elsewhere https://launchpadlibrarian.net/32613235 ... 201.20.exe
Thanx for the link. I'll add it to my list.

I was basically baffled because other dl links were at SF for 1.20 but not for Windows.

I've been using this link when and if original link isn't available...
http://files.snapfiles.com/directdl/Ver ... 201.20.exe

I've not had any downloading problems at Snapfiles just in case it's on your do not dl from here list:)

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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#27 Post by webfork » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:58 pm

Userfriendly wrote:Wait for it to show up here https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html or https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/+download. Windows download isn't up on this page either. But I found a direct link elsewhere https://launchpadlibrarian.net/32613235 ... 201.20.exe
That's very odd. Adding a quick note to the entry.

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#28 Post by billon » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:11 pm

There was Windows installer on SF when I updated the entry
Where do you think I get this link
Very strange
Maybe some critical bugs were spotted after release
Entry reverted

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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#29 Post by Happy.Camper2 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:19 pm

webfork,
I'm beginning to think they've started celebrating the 4th over there at VeraCrypt;)

Earlier today I went to https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html
and version 1.20.3.4 was there, I downloaded it and it was 28661KB.

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/32613235 ... 201.20.exe

The file I downloaded stated such.

Now I stopped by there and it's back to version 1.19.

Maybe, 1.20 is buggy? Either the version is buggy or the developers need a vacation :)

Wishing you and everyone a safe and happy 4th of July :)

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Re: Veracrypt - volume encryption (TrueCrypt Fork)

#30 Post by Midas » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:14 am

Veracrypt v1.20 review from Ghacks.net:

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