TrueCrypt 7.2 for Multiple Platforms

by TrueCrypt Foundation

Avg. Rating 4.7 (330 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.5 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux, Mac, Windows 7/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 18,106
Publisher TrueCrypt Foundation
Homepage TrueCrypt

Publisher's Description

TrueCrypt can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mount it as a real disk, or an entire hard disk partition or a device, such as USB memory stick, floppy disk, etc. This software provides two levels of security: a hidden volume (more information may be found here), and a volume cannot be identified (no part of the volume can be distinguished from random data). It utilizes the following encryption algorithms: AES (256-bit key), Blowfish (448-bit key), CAST5 (128-bit key), Serpent (256-bit key), Triple DES, and Twofish (256-bit key), and also supports cascading (e.g., AES-Serpent-Twofish). It is based on Encryption for the Masses (E4M) 2.02a, conceived in 1997.

Latest Reviews

coolticker

coolticker reviewed v7.2 on May 29, 2014

Don't download this 7.2 version !!!! it do not allow to create encrypted volumes anymore since Truecrypt is a dead project, it's only there for people to access already created volumes and migrate them to some other encryption solution.

All older version has been removed from the web site.

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v7.2 on May 29, 2014

The project was suddenly pulled yesterday. See Brian Krebs article for more information: http://krebsonsecurity.c...truecrypt-is-not-secure/

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v7.1a on Nov 11, 2013

TrueCrypt is almost irreplaceable to me, but awe crap... is it a dead project now?

Landsnes

Landsnes reviewed v7.1a on Apr 27, 2012

Very good software!

This is a must have program for people who need file encryption. Easy to use and very powerful.

However, to my own great surprise, this is NOT open source software. Despite sincere and continuous effort from the open source community to help TrueCrypt's developers change their license agreement terms to comply with a free software license, the TrueCrypt license agreement is still NOT compatible with any free software license, and the program is for that reason part of Fedora's Forbidden Software list.

However, this is a legal definition issue, and does not /necessarily/ affect the end-user to a degree as negative as suggested.

The license agreement can be found here:
http://www.truecrypt.org/legal/license

More info and argumentation can be found here:
http://lists.freedesktop...008-October/000276.html

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.1a on Feb 8, 2012

This software is good. As a matter of fact, it was in the news a couple of months back where the group Anonymous downloaded private email from a law official where they were discussing ways that they might be able to defeat TrueCrypt. This tells how good it is. It works on both my Windows and Linux machines. Sorry but Apple is spyware in a restrictive box that I vow with an oath not to purchase due to whom they support and persecute in the copyright wars but I imagine that it works well in that environment too.

brotherS

brotherS reviewed v7.1 on Nov 17, 2011

I can just second what most folks say... great piece of software! Never lost any data, very stable, never crashes.

VelvetElvis

VelvetElvis reviewed v7.1 on Sep 4, 2011

A must-have if you value your privacy. I wouldn't own a laptop that didn't have TrueCrypt installed on it. An excellent example of great open source software.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.1 on Sep 3, 2011

I couldn't give this open source app enough stars. Awsome!

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v7.0a on Sep 7, 2010

Excellent for its purpose.
However, always wait for the 'a' version.

fatar

fatar reviewed v7.0 on Aug 16, 2010

Badly designed user interface, and requires ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS if you want to use it from a USB drive

Avg. Rating 4.7 (330 votes)
Your Rating
coolticker

coolticker reviewed v7.2 on May 29, 2014

Don't download this 7.2 version !!!! it do not allow to create encrypted volumes anymore since Truecrypt is a dead project, it's only there for people to access already created volumes and migrate them to some other encryption solution.

All older version has been removed from the web site.

arossetti

arossetti reviewed v7.2 on May 29, 2014

The project was suddenly pulled yesterday. See Brian Krebs article for more information: http://krebsonsecurity.c...truecrypt-is-not-secure/

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v7.1a on Nov 11, 2013

TrueCrypt is almost irreplaceable to me, but awe crap... is it a dead project now?

Landsnes

Landsnes reviewed v7.1a on Apr 27, 2012

Very good software!

This is a must have program for people who need file encryption. Easy to use and very powerful.

However, to my own great surprise, this is NOT open source software. Despite sincere and continuous effort from the open source community to help TrueCrypt's developers change their license agreement terms to comply with a free software license, the TrueCrypt license agreement is still NOT compatible with any free software license, and the program is for that reason part of Fedora's Forbidden Software list.

However, this is a legal definition issue, and does not /necessarily/ affect the end-user to a degree as negative as suggested.

The license agreement can be found here:
http://www.truecrypt.org/legal/license

More info and argumentation can be found here:
http://lists.freedesktop...008-October/000276.html

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.1a on Feb 8, 2012

This software is good. As a matter of fact, it was in the news a couple of months back where the group Anonymous downloaded private email from a law official where they were discussing ways that they might be able to defeat TrueCrypt. This tells how good it is. It works on both my Windows and Linux machines. Sorry but Apple is spyware in a restrictive box that I vow with an oath not to purchase due to whom they support and persecute in the copyright wars but I imagine that it works well in that environment too.

brotherS

brotherS reviewed v7.1 on Nov 17, 2011

I can just second what most folks say... great piece of software! Never lost any data, very stable, never crashes.

VelvetElvis

VelvetElvis reviewed v7.1 on Sep 4, 2011

A must-have if you value your privacy. I wouldn't own a laptop that didn't have TrueCrypt installed on it. An excellent example of great open source software.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.1 on Sep 3, 2011

I couldn't give this open source app enough stars. Awsome!

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v7.0a on Sep 7, 2010

Excellent for its purpose.
However, always wait for the 'a' version.

fatar

fatar reviewed v7.0 on Aug 16, 2010

Badly designed user interface, and requires ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS if you want to use it from a USB drive

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed v7.0 on Jul 20, 2010

Must have for anyone concerned about the security of their files. I use it on my USB flash drive for carrying around important files wherever I go, without worrying about losing the drive (shudder at the thought).

itazev

itazev reviewed v7.0 on Jul 20, 2010

Good program indeed. Stable, multi-plataform, secure and reliable.

nlws

nlws reviewed v6.3a on Nov 25, 2009

This is the best program for your security.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v6.3a on Nov 24, 2009

Quick--someone rate it down because if someone peers over your shoulder as you enter the password, it's useless!

Nilam_mii

Nilam_mii reviewed v6.3 on Nov 13, 2009

I was searching for encryption solution where i found relatively simple solution which is the data encryption software called TrueCrypt. There is lots of software available, but TrueCrypt is Free, comprehensive, multi-platform and easy to use. but backup with TrueCrypt is not good idea so for backup there you better use Norton Ghost. Where TrueCrypt provides truly encryption solution so for more details see http://www.techarena.in/...-encryption-program.htm

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