For example, when the system partition is encrypted, TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327661. And for standard containers and other partitions, TrueCrypt uses at most 2000 iterations but VeraCrypt uses 655331 for RIPEMD160 and 500000 iterations for SHA-2 and Whirlpool.

This enhanced security adds some delay only to the opening of encrypted partitions without any performance impact to the application use phase. This is acceptable to the legitimate owner but it makes it much more harder for an attacker to gain access to the encrypted data.

VeraCrypt storage format is Incompatible with TrueCrypt storage format.

What's New:

macOS version updated to 1.24 Update 7


  • Fix PIM label text truncation in password dialog
  • Fix wrong language used in installer if user selects a language other than English and then selects English before clicking OK on language selection dialog.