Comment 1ZV possible


TrueCrypt Project Problems


LUKS was a better alternative anyway (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-30 22:42 (#1ZE)

LUKS encrypted file systems have been natively supported in most Linux distros for 5+ years. These encrypted file systems can be easily created on the command line or with a GUI tool like "gnome-disks". If you, for example, insert a thumb drive formated as a LUKS, the desktop environment pops up a password dialog to automatically mount the file system for you.

TrueCrypt mainly catered to Windows users. Also, the TrueCrypt license was incompatible with both the free-software and the Open Source Initiative philosophies.

Re: LUKS was a better alternative anyway (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-05-31 06:40 (#1ZK)

What LUKS doesn't give you is HIDDEN, deniable containers.

possible (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2014-06-01 13:19 (#1ZV)

stlth is a project that supposedly gives you deniable containers on Linux. Hopefully it uses plain dm-crypt for inner containers because LUKS has a distinctive header. FreeOTFE can create inner containers on LUKS volumes, but only runs on Windows


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-06-01 22:45 Informative +1
2014-06-02 17:21 Informative +1
2014-06-10 03:01 Normal 0

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