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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 acharax on Thursday May 29 2014, @09:17AM

    by acharax (4264) on Thursday May 29 2014, @09:17AM (#48636) retroactively respects robots.txt, anybody could take over a domain and get it excluded from more or less on the fly.

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  • (Score: 1) by coolgopher on Thursday May 29 2014, @09:35AM

    by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 29 2014, @09:35AM (#48644)

    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!

    • (Score: 2) by egcagrac0 on Thursday May 29 2014, @12:04PM

      by egcagrac0 (2705) on Thursday May 29 2014, @12:04PM (#48690)

      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.

  • (Score: 1) by iWantToKeepAnon on Thursday May 29 2014, @01:26PM

    by iWantToKeepAnon (686) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 29 2014, @01:26PM (#48717) Homepage Journal
    Simple, just use to look back at before the robots.txt change!
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  • (Score: 2) by sgleysti on Thursday May 29 2014, @03:43PM

    by sgleysti (56) on Thursday May 29 2014, @03:43PM (#48791)

    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.