Open source disk encryption software with strong security for Mac

VeraCrypt for Mac

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Download VeraCrypt 1.26 Update 7

VeraCrypt for Mac

  -  12.97 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    VeraCrypt 1.26 Update 7 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.9 or later

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  • Author / Product

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  • Filename

    VeraCrypt_1.26.7.dmg

  • MD5 Checksum

    2af737b9923780d9093e0b37bc1ad927

VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software for macOS. VeraCrypt picks up from where TrueCrypt left and it adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.

VeraCrypt for Mac also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt. It can load TrueCrypt volume and it offers the possibility to convert TC containers and non-system partitions to the app format.

It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. It also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt for macOS.

This enhanced security adds some delay ONLY to the opening of encrypted partitions without any performance impact on the application use phase. This is acceptable to the legitimate owner but it makes it much harder for an attacker to gain access to the encrypted data. The app can mount TrueCrypt volumes. It also can convert them to Vera Crypt format.

Features and Highlights
  • Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as a USB flash drive or hard drive.
  • Encrypts a partition or drive where Mac is installed (pre-boot authentication).
  • Encryption is automatic, real-time(on-the-fly) and transparent.
  • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted.
  • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors.
  • Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password: Hidden volume (steganography) and hidden operating system.
Also Available: Download VeraCrypt for Windows

  • VeraCrypt 1.26 Update 7 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

All OSes:
- Security: Ensure that XTS primary key is different from the secondary key when creating volumes
- Issue unlikely to happen thanks to random generator properties but this check must be added to prevent attacks
- Reference: CCSS,NSA comment at page 3: https://csrc.nist.gov/csrc/media/Projects/crypto-publication-review-project/documents/initial-comments/sp800-38e-initial-public-comments-2021.pdf
- Remove TrueCrypt Mode support. Version 1.25.9 can be used to mount or convert TrueCrypt volumes.
- Complete removal of RIPEMD160 and GOST89 algorithms. Legacy volumes using any of them cannot be mounted by VeraCrypt anymore.
- Add support for BLAKE2s as new PRF algorithm for both system encryption and standard volumes.
- Introducing support for EMV banking smart cards as keyfiles for non-system volumes.
- No need for a separate PKCS#11 module configuration.
- Card PIN isn't required.
- Generates secure keyfile content from unique, encoded data present on the banking card.
- Supports all EMV standard-compliant banking cards.
- Can be enabled in settings (go to Settings->Security Tokens).
- Developed by a team of students from the Institut national des sciences appliquées de Rennes.
- More details about the team and the project are available at https://projets-info.insa-rennes.fr/projets/2022/VeraCrypt/index_en.html.
- When overwriting an existing file container during volume creation, add its current size to the available free space
- Add Corsican language support. Update several translations.
- Update documentation

macOS:
- Fix issue of VeraCrypt window becoming unusable in use cases involving multiple monitors and change in resolution

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