Software Update: TrueCrypt 6.2a

On Monday, version 6.2a of TrueCrypt was released. TrueCrypt is an open source encryption program that can encrypt physical volumes (hard drives or partitions) and virtual volumes (files accessed as a partition). In addition, it is possible to create a hidden volume in an encrypted disk. This second volume is only visible if the correct password is entered. So if you are forced to give the password, then you can only give the password that gives access to the entire encrypted disk. The second, hidden volume remains completely invisible. More information about this can be found at this page to be found. In version 6.2a, the following improvements have been made:

Improvements and bug fixes:

  • Improved file container creation speed on systems having issues with write block sizes greater than 64 KB. (Windows)
  • The ‘Device not ready’ error will no longer occur when the process of decryption of a system partition/drive is finished. (Windows)
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes. (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)

Version number 6.2a
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Linux AMD64, Linux IA-64, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website TrueCrypt Foundation
File sizes 3.04MB – 7.86MB
License type GPL