TrueCrypt - Disk Data Encryption Software

USB Encryption: TrueCrypt is disk data encryption software that can be used to securely encrypt the information stored on hard disk partitions, portable storage media and USB flash devices. It can be run from a USB device in traveler mode.

TrueCrypt works by creating a virtual encrypted disk within a file and then mounting the file as a real disk so it can be accessed as a storage medium. Encryption is done automatically on-the-fly. TrueCrypt uses Twofish, AES-256 and Serpent encryption algorithms to secure the stored data.

TrueCrypt | Portable Encryption Software

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About TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt was once a popular open source disk encryption software that allowed users to create encrypted virtual disk drives or encrypt entire hard drives. Known for its strong encryption capabilities and cross platform compatibility, it could be run from Windows, macOS, and Linux.

The tool gained widespread attention when its developers abruptly discontinued the project in 2014, citing security concerns. They recommended users migrate to alternative encryption solutions, like BitLocker for Windows and FileVault for macOS.

This sudden discontinuation led to speculation and concerns about its security, and some open source projects aimed to audit the code for vulnerabilities. Subsequently, forks and alternatives have emerged, such as VeraCrypt, which aim to continue the work of TrueCrypt while addressing security issues and providing ongoing support.

Authors Website: Project Page
Extracted Size: 4.3 MB
License: Open Source

How to make TrueCrypt Portable

Before proceeding, keep in mind that this tool might no longer be safe to use for secure encryption.

  1. Download TruCrypt setup exe file.
  2. Click the setup file and proceed with the installer.
  3. When prompted,  choose the extract option, extracting the files to a folder on your USB device.
  4. Once complete, you can run the resulting executable .exe file from the folder on your USB drive to launch the portable data encryption tool .