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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: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @04:48AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @04:48AM (#48564)

    Hmmm, stripped down site warning users of security, recommended use of proprietary software long known to be at the beck and call of various interests... High five for the red flag and ridiculous alternative methods! And after a recent report about skyrocketing encryption over chat networks. Gee, the people found out the tin hatters were RIGHT on the whole privacy thing and are looking for ways to secure themselves. It will be interesting to see the reaction when people get told they're not allowed to safeguard their own information.

    If they're tricky they'll do it through a central validation committee / agency / whatever. Certified, for your protection. Maybe encryption become a thought crime and we can fully settle in to our dystopian nightmare.

    ** Funny side note, dystopian is apparently not a word my browser knows. Suggested change: utopian

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by c0lo on Thursday May 29 2014, @10:01AM

    by c0lo (156) on Thursday May 29 2014, @10:01AM (#48650) Journal

    Suggested change: utopian

    Double-plus good spellchecker.

    • (Score: 1) by Yog-Yogguth on Saturday May 31 2014, @02:37PM

      by Yog-Yogguth (1862) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 31 2014, @02:37PM (#49570) Journal

      Mozilla's spellchecker has a low SAT score, it doesn't even recognize "spellchecker" :P

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