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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: 4, Insightful) by bradley13 on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:24AM

    by bradley13 (3053) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:24AM (#48612) Homepage Journal

    A recent speech to the International Association of Privacy Professionals [privacyassociation.org], by biologist Peter Watts. He called it "A Suicide Bomber's Guide to Online Privacy" [rifters.com]. His suggestion: If you can't guarantee privacy, it's better to follow a scorched earth policy and leave nothing for surveillance to find.

    Seems like an appropriate speech for the times...

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by monkey999 on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:51PM

    by monkey999 (4001) on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:51PM (#48891)

    Bruce Schneier commented [schneier.com] on this . The talk itself is here [rifters.com](you linked to a blog post about the talk). And there are more comments on an SN journal entry [soylentnews.org]. There's more to the talk than just the scorched earth idea.