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?
I see the Wayback Machine for truecrypt.org says:
This URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine.
Sounds like more than just an abandoned project to me. I might have to go find that tinfoil hat again.
Archive.org retroactively respects robots.txt, anybody could take over a domain and get it excluded from archive.org more or less on the fly.
Huh, I wasn't aware of that. That seems like a misfeature to me, but oh well. Might not need the hat after all then!
It seems like a misfeature, but it's the way they've decided to do takedown requests for people who left sensitive information secured only by obscurity.
I've done this. I think I also had to e-mail them to delete the older versions before I changed robots.txt to deny all.