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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, @07:38AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 29 2014, @07:38AM (#48617)

    If Truecrypt were free software, anybody wanting to continue developing could do so.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by maxwell demon on Thursday May 29 2014, @10:07AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 29 2014, @10:07AM (#48652) Journal

    Given that to sue you for copyright infringement, the anonymous authors would have to reveal their identity, and furthermore would have to find out your identity, I guess another anonymous group taking over TrueCrypt development would be fairly secure against such lawsuits.

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  • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Thursday May 29 2014, @02:51PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday May 29 2014, @02:51PM (#48761)

    Because Truecrypt is free software, anybody wanting to continue developing can do so.

    FTFY. Or am I missing something?

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @07:05AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 30 2014, @07:05AM (#49050)

      You don't do much homework, do you?