Story 2014-08-25 419 Truecrypt is dead. Long Live DoxBox.

Truecrypt is dead. Long Live DoxBox.

in code on (#419)
tdk (of s'qute) has announced a project that he has been working on the last couple of months that is of interest to those still using Windows.

DoxBox: Open-Source disk encryption for Windows. Think Truecrypt++

  • Easy to use, with a 'wizard' for creating new 'DoxBoxes'.
  • Full transparent encryption, DoxBoxes appear as removable disks in Windows Explorer.
  • Explorer mode lets you access DoxBoxes when you don't have admin permissions.
  • Compatible with Linux encryption, Cryptoloop "losetup", dm-crypt, and LUKS. Linux shell scripts support deniable encryption on Linux.
  • Supports smartcards and security tokens.
  • Encrypted DoxBoxes can be a file, a partition, or a whole disk.
  • Opens legacy volumes created with FreeOTFE
  • Runs on Windows Vista onwards (see note below for 64 bit versions).
  • Supports numerous hash (including SHA-512, RIPEMD-320, Tiger) and encryption algorithms (Including AES, Twofish, and Serpent) in several modes (CBC, LRW, and XTS), giving more options than any other disk encryption software.
  • Optional 'key files' let you use a thumb-drive as a key.
  • Portable mode doesn't need to be installed and leaves little trace on 3rd party PCs (administrator rights needed).
  • Deniable encryption protects you from 'rubber hose cryptography'.
GitHub Page, Download Page
Reply 7 comments

Windows? (Score: 3, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-25 02:19 (#41A)

If you care about your security and are still using windows you are doing it wrong.

Re: Windows? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-25 06:25 (#7N7)

Think about laptop theft.

Re: Windows? (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-08-25 09:15 (#17SM)

No wonder you posted anonymously. I'd want anonymity too if I'd posted such a weak attempt at trolling. I'm no fan of Windows but I'm also not blinded by fanboyism, thinking by using a niche OS I'm safe. You might be *safer* on another OS, but you're not *safe.* Security takes a lot of effort, no faint amount of smarts, and a bit of annoyance to the user. Windows has problems, but there isn't an OS out there that doesn't have vulnerabilities or can be/has been cracked.

There are a hell of a lot of busted Linux installs out there, and that's just the start of it. This DoxBox sounds pretty neat.

Re: Windows? (Score: 4, Interesting)

by on 2014-08-25 09:40 (#1QAY)

A non-free OS can never be secure. This isn't trolling or fanboyism, it's just plain obvious.

Backdoor? Phone-home routine? There is just no easy way to tell without the source. Plus, there is no way to fix it without being able to legally modify and run your own fixes.

Re: Windows? (Score: 2, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-25 22:44 (#2PWY)

I posted anonymously because I can't be bothered to register when I can post without registering.

Windows may well be more secure than a Linux or a BSD, but without the source, how can you tell?

Fixed link (Score: 1)

by on 2014-08-26 18:13 (#2Q7Q)

Thanks for posting this. The download link is broken, the correct page is here

Re: Fixed link (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-08-27 12:37 (#2QKP)

Fixed. And keep up the good work ^^; I'm pretty sure a lot of ex-TrueCrypt users will love being able to flock to using this project.