VeraCrypt still the choice?

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pinter

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Oct 2, 2020
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I haven't looked into it in a while but I was just thinking that I wanted to create a secure block on my OneDrive and I've always used VeraCrypt for that in the past. Is VeraCrypt still the way to go or is there something better these days?
 

JulioHM

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Oct 25, 2020
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I just started using this week for local backups. With the pandemic and our work-from-home implemented in a hurry this year, I ended up with the company's desktop brought to my home office. The only way I could feel safe with all this equipment at home is to use Linux's whole drive encryption.

VeraCrypt comes in handy for encrypted backups. I needed to pick an option for having hard drives lying around with backups full of keys, secrets and VPN settings, ready to work unrestricted in the corporate network. Even if there are flaws, it's a lot better than nothing. If the backup drives get stolen, I can be considered a low enough profile target. I will not be worth breaking any encryption. The drives will most likely just be wiped to be refurbished.
 

owlig11

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Oct 19, 2020
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I believe it's still a good choice. The last release was only 4 months ago, so it's still being updated. The last time I did research, there aren't many other options besides the ones mentioned by @PHolder .
 

MrObvious

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Sep 23, 2020
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7-Zip encrypted 7z file honestly is probably simple too. Most people these days download 7zip for Windows.
 

Lee

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Sep 18, 2020
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Hi pinter,

I'm a big fan of Cryptomator since it encrpyts file-by-file rather than a whole container. I feel this helps a lot, performance wise, when syncing to cloud storage.
 

LeMic

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Dec 30, 2020
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Hi all,

I've been using VeraCrypt for quite a while on my various PCs and all in all its been great. However please note that after the release of Windows 1903 there has been an issue when encrypting the system drive with VC. The issue results in Windows locking up when the swap-file is used. I had this issue myself and it was driving me nuts, thinking my hardware was unstable. However after two different PCs started locking up, I looked for what the two had in common and I came across this post in the VC forum https://sourceforge.net/p/veracrypt/discussion/general/thread/f6e7f623d0/

Hope this helps :)

Michael
 

Adam-F

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Sep 25, 2020
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I still use VeraCrypt, it still gets update regularly. The latest version was released August last year.
 

iRandy

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Nov 17, 2020
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On the Mac, I use the built in OS X AES-256 encrypted disc images created with Disk Utility. I felt a little burned when TrueCrypt folded. I have a little more faith that the Apple encrypted containers will continue to be supported since people are always asking if VeraCrypt is still being updated.
 
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