What’s going on guys?
In this post we will be checking out VeraCrypt, a cryptography tool that provides full-disk encryption.
This is also a follow up post to our previous one, in which I did an encrypted dual-boot for Slackware 14.2 and Windows 10. Although you can use this tutorial by itself, for all purposes it is a complement to a dual-boot full-disk encrypted setup.
If you followed this blog for some time, you might be aware that in the past I’ve made other encryption tutorials that were mostly based on TrueCrypt. However, as things developed, TrueCrypt has now been made obsolete as their main website now reads:
“WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues”
Of course, nobody wants to use an encryption tool that could possibly have security issues and is no longer supported from its original developers. For these reasons, I myself am migrating to VeraCrypt and would recommend you guys do the same.
VeraCrypt provides the same exact functionality as TrueCrypt did and their website reads the following message:
“VeraCrypt adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.
VeraCrypt also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt.”
This also includes compatibility to work with previous TrueCrypt drives as well…
The guide will be quite short and also similar to our previous one; Check it out: