zuluCrypt is currently
Linux only and it does hard drives encryption and it can manage PLAIN dm-crypt volumes, LUKS encrypted volumes, TrueCrypt encrypted volumes and VeraCrypt encrypted volumes.
zuluCrypt can manage encrypted volumes that are hosted in image files, lvm, mdraid, hard drives, usb sticks or any other block device.
zuluCrypt can also encrypt stand alone files (zuluCrypt menu -> zC -> encrypt a file).
zuluMount is bundled with zuluCrypt and its meant to be used as a general purpose tool that mount and unmount zuluCrypt supported encrypted volumes as well as unencrypted volumes and it can be used as a substitute to udisks, pmount and related tools.
zuluMount-gui can also be used as a frontend to encfs, gocryptfs, securefs, ecryptfs and cryfs.
zuluMount-gui is ideal for use as a desktop environment/file manager independent tool for mounting/unmounting encrypted and unencrypted volumes.
Some options of zuluMount-gui are set through its tray icon, if you are on a GNOME3 desktop, you can access those options through GNOME3 extension like topicons.
zuluCrypt.pdf has more information about zuluCrypt and its supported encrypted volumes.
My public key and contact info are at the end of this page.
Paypal does not work where i live(United Republic of Tanzani) and i accept donations only through Western Union and bank transfers. 1. Western Union information for donating through Western Union Name: Francis Nkulu Banyikwa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The email address should be used to send tracking number(MTCN) 2. Bank information for donating through bank tranfer: Name: Francis Nkulu Banyikwa Bank Name: CRDB BANK PLC Bank Location: Tegeta Kibo complex, Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania Swift Code: CORUTZTZ Account Number: 0152454497500
Screenshots are at the end of this page.
Click this link to see a youtube video showing some features of zuluCrypt.
zuluCrypt download page
Latest released version is 5.4.0 and it can be downloaded by clicking any one of the two links below.
The honors of being the first person to donate to zuluCrypt project goes to "ISRAEL JULIUS KIS JUHASZ" from Austria and version 5.4.0 is released in his name.
Fedora and opensuse users can install binary packages by following instructions on this link.
Debian and Ubuntu users can install binary packages from a list given below.
zuluCrypt packages are also in Fedora,Debian and Ubuntu repositories and can be installed through normal/standard package installation procedures in those distributions.
zuluCrypt packages i provide are better than those provided by these distributions because of the following reasons: 1. My packages do not generated a polkit prompt that requires a root password when GUI components are started. 2. My packages provides CLI components that work from a normal user account.
Archlinux users can get the latest version of zuluCrypt from here.
Archlinux users can get the development version of zuluCrypt from here.
Binary packages for debian and ubuntu are below:
These archives contains binaries for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.
Archive signatures can be downloaded from here.
Development versions of binary packages together with other generated package files can be obtained from here.
Older versions can be downloaded from here.
cryptsetup is one of the most popular linux native solutions for block device encryption.
zuluplay is an independent, BSD licensed full implementation of truecrypt/veracrypt formatted encrypted volumes.
VeraCrypt is a security enhanced fork of TrueCrypt.
zuluCrypt has a plugin architecture that allows it to retrieve keys to unlock volume from difference source:
gnome’s libsecret (gnome wallet)
an internal storage system powered by libgcrypt
a keyfile where key = contents of a keyfile
a combination of a passphrase and keyfile where key = passphrase + content of keyfile
a combination of a passphrase and keyfile where key = gpg_symmetric_decrypt (passphrase, keyfile)
a combination of a passphrase and keyfile where key = hmac-sha256 (passphrase, keyfile)
Where did the name come from?
The “crypt” part is there to show core feature of the tool. The “zulu” part come from “zulu time”, commonly known as “GMT” (Greenwich Mean Time). The tv was on as i was thinking of what name to use for the project and somebody on tv kept mentioning “zulu time” (i think it was a military related show) and the zulu part of the name got stuck.
Various components of the tools
zuluCrypt is made up of two components: The back end, CLI is called “zuluCrypt-cli”. It is build using C, has required dependencies on libblkid, libcryptsetup and an optional dependency on libtcplay. The front end is a Qt GUI application called “zuluCrypt-gui”. It is build using C++/Qt.
zuluMount is made up of two components: The back end, CLI is called “zuluMount-cli”. It is build using C and has a dependency on zuluCrypt-cli libraries. The front end is a Qt GUI application called “zuluMount-gui”. It is build using C++/Qt.
The GUI components are optional and the project can be build without them. They have a run-time optional dependency on “xdg-open”. If present and working properly, a default file manager will open a mount point folder automatically when a volume is opened/mounted.
Frequently asked questions
The list of most frequently asked questions can be found here.
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last update: Sun Nov 19 17:23:41 EAT 2017