VeraCrypt 1.24-Hotfix1

Just a brief  information for users of the encryption software VeryCrypt, which has been bumming around with me for some days already: Already on October 27, 2019, the developers of the encryption software VeraCrypt released an update to 1.24-Hotfix1.


The download is possible on this website.The release notes show the following fixes and changes.

  • Windows:
    • Fix 1.24 regression that caused system favorites not to mount at boot if VeraCrypt freshly installed.
    • Fix failure to encrypt system if the current Windows username contains a Unicode non-ASCII character.
    • Make VeraCrypt Expander able to resume expansion of volumes whose previous expansion was aborted before it finishes.
    • Add "Quick Expand" option to VeraCrypt Expander to accelarate the expansion of large file containers.
    • Add several robustness checks and validation in case of system encryption to better handle some corner cases.
    • Minor UI and documentation changes.
  • Linux:
    • Workaround gcc 4.4.7 bug under CentOS 6 that caused VeraCrypt built under CentOS 6 to crash when Whirlpool hash is used.
    • Fix "incorrect password attempt" written to /var/log/auth.log when mounting volumes.
    • Fix dropping file in UI not showing its correct path , specifically under GTK-3.
    • Add missing JitterEntropy implementation/
  • MacOSX:
    • Fix some devices and partitions not showing in the device selection dialog under OSX 10.13 and newer.
    • Fix keyboard tab navigation between password fields in "Volume Password" page of volume creation wizard.
    • Add missing JitterEntropy implementation/
    • Support APFS filesystem for creation volumes.
    • Support Dark Mode.


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