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Old 08-30-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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Veracrypt vs Zulucypt


Whats the difference between Veracrypt and Zulucrypt
 
Old 08-31-2017, 12:22 PM   #2
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Hi,

Some things which I'm assuming you've already looked up:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt#tc-play
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VeraCrypt - Zulucrypt is explained in the tc-play section, and also Veracrypt is covered in the Truecrypt wiki.

They do entirely different things, one is a graphical front end and the other is a new replacement encryption scheme since Truecrypt development has apparently stopped.
 
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:26 AM   #3
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Developer of zuluCrypt here and i noticed this thread showed up when i googled "zuluCrypt".

zuluCrypt and veracrypt do entirely the same thing and ultimately,the tool that does user data encryption/decryption is an infrastructure in the linux kernel known as "dm-crypt" and this infrastructure is completely unaware and indifferent to these tools.

The few difference between the two are:

zuluCrypt:
- Uses Qt GUI toolkit.
- Is GPLv2+ license making it compatible with every FOSS repository.
- Can create and unlock LUKS,plain dm-crypt,TrueCrypt and VeraCrypt volumes.
- Use of PIM value when creating a VeraCrypt imposes no password requirement allowing users to create a VeraCrypt volume with a PIM value of "1" and an empty password!!!!.
- Password to unlock volume can be stored in kwallet,libsecret or ligcrypt powered internal secured storage system. In other words,it is better integrated in FOSS desktop environments.

VeraCrypt:
- Uses gtk GUI toolkit.
- Uses custom license and its forbidden in distributions that cares "too much" about licenses like fedora[1] and debian[2].
- Can unlock only TrueCrypt and VeraCrypts, and can create only VeraCrypt volumes.
- Use of PIM value when creating a VeraCrypt adds restrictions like a password must be atleast certain length.
- Does not support secure storage of volume passwords.

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Forbi...tems#TrueCrypt
[2] https://wiki.debian.org/Software%20t...0be%20packaged

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