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TrueCrypt is a discontinued source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file, or encrypt a partition or the whole storage device (pre-boot authentication).

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Developer(s)TrueCrypt Foundation
Initial releaseFebruary 2004; 19 years ago (2004-02)[1]
Final release
7.2 / May 28, 2014; 9 years ago (2014-05-28)[2] (Discontinued)
Written inC, C++, Assembly[3]
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux,[3] MorphOS[4]
Size3.30 MB
Available in38 languages[5]
List of languages
English, Arabic, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek (Cyrillic), Vietnamese
TypeDisk encryption software
LicenseTrueCrypt License 3.1 (source-available freeware) Edit this on Wikidata

On 28 May 2014, the TrueCrypt website announced that the project was no longer maintained and recommended users find alternative solutions. Though development of TrueCrypt has ceased, an independent audit of TrueCrypt (published in March 2015) has concluded that no significant flaws are present.[6] Two projects forked from TrueCrypt: VeraCrypt (active) and CipherShed[7] (abandoned).