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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: 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!!!)

    • (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.