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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday May 29 2014, @04:03AM   Printer-friendly
from the Another-one-bites-the-dust dept.

The TrueCrypt website has been changed it now has a big red warning stating "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues". They recommend using BitLocker for Windows 7/8, FileVault for OS X, or (whatever) for Linux. So, what happened? The TrueCrypt site says:

This page exists only to help migrate existing data encrypted by TrueCrypt. The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms (click here for more information). You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.

Did the TrueCrypt devs (or SourceForge?) get a NSL? They are offering a "new" version (7.2), but apparently the signing key has changed and a source code diff seems to indicate a lot of the functionality has been stripped out. What's up?

 
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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by aristarchus on Thursday May 29 2014, @04:27AM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Thursday May 29 2014, @04:27AM (#48555) Journal

    Red Flag! Run away!!!
    "It's only a bunny."
    "But that rodent has a mean streak a mile wide! Look at all the bones"
    "You're a looney."

    So how could Microsoft's end of support for XP have anything to do with an encrypted file format? Only if that file format was actually a catepillar pretending to be a snake on a iPhone held hostage in Oz. I swear, the world just keeps getting stranger each and every day. And I am more and more smug that I only use Linux, Free Software encryption the only t oahtthalhglkhfk;ngkm,njhovahv,anv,!!

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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @04:34AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @04:34AM (#48559)

    I swear, the world just keeps getting stranger each and every day.

    It's overpopulation, man! There are too many people! With too many ideas in their stupid bulbous heads!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @06:04AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @06:04AM (#48584)

      Who choose to spout those ideas anonymously on websites.
      OMG I'm doing it too! All is lost.

      • (Score: -1) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @06:25AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @06:25AM (#48589)

        Lazy people can't be arsed to create an account!

        • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by aristarchus on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:01AM

          by aristarchus (2645) on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:01AM (#48602) Journal

          Hey, all you lazy AC's! I have an account! I may be hiding behind a fake email that is proxied and tor'ed to the max, but I least I take a stand! (what were we taking about?)

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:14AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:14AM (#48609)

            If you're hiding you'd be posting AC, you karma whore, karma whore, karma whore.

            • (Score: 2, Offtopic) by aristarchus on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:42AM

              by aristarchus (2645) on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:42AM (#48618) Journal

              Point taken. (Hanging head in shame, made worse by the fact that I have an account, I have karma to lose, a reputation to preserve, a kingdom to rule, and, wait, nothing really matters. (Don't you really hate it, when you are of a certain age, that you can be trapped between Bohemian Rhapsody a la' Queen, and Disney's latest Princess film? The flaming never bothered me, anyway! (. . . I'm just a little silouette of a man, Scharamoche. . . . Let it go!! Let it go!!!)

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              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @02:53PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @02:53PM (#48762)

                ))

                There you go.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by tangomargarine on Thursday May 29 2014, @02:34PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday May 29 2014, @02:34PM (#48752)

    It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.

    Seems like the best way to communicate with users in the event of getting shut down with an NSL involved would be to give a reason that is obviously bullshit. They can compel you to not mention the NSL, but they can't compel you to say anything else, right? ("can't"...)

    And anyone who uses 7.2 without someone doing a comprehensive code review is obviously a fool.

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