DiskCryptor 1.2 Beta 1, a fork of DC with UEFI/GPT boot support

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  1. DavidXanatos

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    Here is the first new build of DiskCryptor since 2014 its a fork of the project and starting with version 1.2
    It comes with a UEFI compatible boot-loader and various fixes to make it work with EFI installations on GPT disks.

    The boot loader is not signed for secure boot, so for now, to use it, disabling secure boot is required.
    The tool is able to use a signed shim Bootloader from Red Hat and install it, however for now the required files are not included in the installation package, as its a more fiddly installation and given the release is a beta it sounded reasonable to try to minimize potential issues.

    The Disk Cryptor driver needed to be slightly updated, and since the ReactOS foundation no longer offer driver signing service, I head to use a leaked code signing certificate i found laying around the Internets.
    This means some anti malware applications flag it as potential dangerous: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file...b7f31dfe53bf1200dc34b3e218a744b9feb/detection

    Here is the change-log with all the highlights:

    Code:
    [01.02.2020] - 1.2.846.118.200
      [*] Project moved to Visual Studio 2017, using win 7 sdk for compatybility
      [+] Added EFI bootloader
      [+] Added shim bootloader to achieve secure boot compatibility (https://habr.com/ru/post/446238/)
      [+] Added bootloader instalation routine for GPT partitions
      [+] Integrated EFI bootloader instalation in the CLI
      [*] Enabled GUI high DPI awareness
      [*] Fixed boot partitions not being properly detected
      [+] Added disk type display to bootloader instalation dialog
      [+] Integrated EFI bootloader instalation in the GUI
      [+] Error messages now provide an error string instead of a cryptic error code
      [*] Fixed driver uninstall not being able to delete dcrypt.sys
    
    This is a beta build so keep a backup and a Windows 2 Go drive on hand just in case.
    As the voluem format did not change between 1.1 and 1.2 releases you can use a old 1.1 version for your Windows 2 Go drive, although then the installation/removal of the UEFI boot loader wont be available.

    Download: https://github.com/DavidXanatos/DiskCryptor/releases/tag/v1.2.0

    Sources on GitHub: https://github.com/DavidXanatos/DiskCryptor
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2020
  2. mood

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    Disk Encryption program DiskCryptor fork with UEFI and Windows 10 support
    February 9, 2020
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/09/d...ryptor-fork-with-uefi-and-windows-10-support/
     
  3. DavidXanatos

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    There is a new beta build: https://github.com/DavidXanatos/DiskCryptor/releases/tag/v1.2.1

    14.03.2020 - 1.2.848.118.201
    Added
    • Added option to mount volumes in read only mode
    • Switched to using "fast" crypto implementation for the x64 UEFI bootloader
    • Added Hardware Crypto support to the x64 UEFI bootloader
    Changed
    • Wipe Mode disabled on SSD drivers (as on those its pointless and may damage the ssd)
    Fixed
    • Fixed issues updating the driver on Windows 10
    • Fixed some EFI config values not getting properly loaded by the API library
     
  4. DavidXanatos

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    https://github.com/diskcryptor/DiskCryptor/releases/tag/v1.2.3

    27.04.2020 - 1.2.2/848.118.202

    Added
    • Add compatibility with Windows 10 feature upgrade procedure using ReflectDrivers mechanism
    • Added additional EFI loader messages to the UI
    • Added option to enable EFI picture password from UI
    • Added remaining message charakters display
    Changed
    • Improved UEFI loader CLI password entry
    • Restructured bootloader config GUI
     
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