VeraCrypt is a disk encryption utility that will lock down your data and keep then secure from brute-force attacks. VeraCrypt is based on TrueCrypt 7.1a, but it adds more security features and solves many security vulnerabilities found on TrueCrypt, which will make it harder for gaining access to your disk data.

In this tutorial, we will see how to install VeraCrypt on the folloying operating systems:
  • Ubuntu 15.04/14.10 or older
  • Linux Mint 17.2 or older
VeraCrypt Installation

The PPA installation only supports Ubuntu 15.10/15.04/14.04, you can install VeraCrypt using these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unit193/encryption 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install  veracrypt

For other non-supported distros, install VeraCrypt using these commands for 64-bit platforms:

wget https://goo.gl/6Ljo3k -O veracrypt_amd64.deb 
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends veracrypt_amd64.deb 
sudo apt-get -f install

For 32-bit platforms, use these commands:

wget https://goo.gl/RTeZST -O veracrypt_i386.deb 
sudo dpkg -i --force-depends veracrypt_i386.deb 
sudo apt-get -f install

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