Cryptography, General, Security Software

TrueCrypt | Disk Encryption

TrueCrypt is an open-source and cross-platform disk encryption software. It works on Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. It is also available as stand alone executable.

It establishes and maintains an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, without any user intervention. TrueCrypt never saves any decrypted data to a disk – it only stores them temporarily in RAM.

Main Features

Supported Encryption Algorithms

  • AES
  • Serpent
  • Twofish
  • AES-Twofish
  • AES-Twofish-Serpent
  • Serpent-AES
  • Serpent-Twofish-AES
  • Twofish-Serpent

Supported Hash Algorithms

  • RIPEMD-160
  • SHA-512
  • Whirlpool