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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Feb 5, 2016
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Cryptic Disk Review

Cryptic Disk is a shareware disk encryption app filed under data encryption software and made available by EXLADE for Windows.

The review for Cryptic Disk has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.

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Cryptic Disk has been picked by our editors as very good.
Cryptic Disk has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Cryptic Disk 5.2.2 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

Publisher's Description

Protect your disks or disk partitions by encrypting them:

Cryptic Disk provides a simple and affordable way to protect disks and disk partitions by encrypting them. The encrypted data cannot be accessed without entering the password, even if a hacker gets access to a PC or the hard drive is stolen.

The program uses the AES 256-bit encryption algorithm, the same encryption NASA, the FBI and the Department of Defense uses to protect their data. Encrypting/decrypting takes one click. Free download.

Cryptic Disk features and highlights:
  • Creation of virtual encrypted disks from container files and mounting them as separate disks
  • Encryption of whole disk partitions (internal and removable) as well as other drives (memory cards, pen drives, USB drives, and more) without losing information
  • Transparent (on-the-fly) data encryption which takes place in real time and does not affect computer performance
  • Deniable Encryption so that encrypted volumes do not contain any signatures which could be used to prove that they are encrypted disks or containers
  • Plausible Deniability, which allows creating hidden encrypted disks multiply nested inside of each other (steganography)
  • Support for using key files together with a password or instead of a password, offering users flexibility in how they deploy the disk encryption software
  • Powerful protection from brute force password attacks (both dictionary attacks and true brute force attacks) in accordance with PKCS #5 v2
  • Reliable protection from keyloggers (built-in virtual keyboard for entering passwords)
  • Ability to use the disk encryption software on a computer without installing it beforehand (portable mode)
  • Configurable automatic actions when an encrypted disk is mounted or dismounted: play a WAV file, or launch a program or script in the following languages: CMD Shell, Windows Scripts and PowerShell
  • Support for different cryptographic algorithms to encrypt data: AES/Rijndael, Serpent, Twofish, Blowfish, CAST6
  • Use of XTS data encryption mode, developed specially for disk encryption (IEEE 1619 standard)
  • Support for cascade encryption (use of multiple cryptographic algorithms to encrypt data in sequence) to improve the cryptographic strength provided by the disk encryption software, increasing encryption key size from 256 to 2944 bits in XTS mode
  • Support for using different algorithms for header key derivation: HMAC-SHA2-512, HMAC-SHA3-512, HMAC-RIPEMD-256, HMAC-Whirlpool
  • Ability to mount an encrypted container/disk using any free drive letter or an empty folder on an NTFS disk
  • Support for setting hotkeys to quickly mount and dismount encrypted volumes
  • Support for automatic restoration of access settings to shared resources on an encrypted disk after mounting it
  • Optimization for multiple CPUs
  • Ability to access the program's features from the command line, which allows automating the process of working with the program

Cryptic Disk is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from data encryption software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 30 days). The Cryptic Disk 5.2.2 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

This disk encryption software is filed under:
  • Cryptic Disk Download
  • Portable Software
  • Major release: Cryptic Disk 5.2
  • Free Software Download

Compatibility with this disk encryption software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from EXLADE, Inc.

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