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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) by NCommander on Thursday May 29 2014, @11:17AM

    by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <mcasadevall@soylentnews.org> on Thursday May 29 2014, @11:17AM (#48674) Homepage Journal

    The entire commenting engine needs a rework. Its on the TODO list, but ENOTIME. THe problem is slashcode basically uses HTML::Validater as its comment engine, and that wasn't really meant to be used in the way we're using it. Ideally, I'd love to rewrite it to use some bbcode based system (something we've gotten requests for), and make it a bit less stupid.

    Still, it does work for 95% of comments but bleh.

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  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Thursday May 29 2014, @11:42AM

    by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 29 2014, @11:42AM (#48680) Journal

    I don't get the advantage of bbcode. So you write [ and ] instead of < and >? I don't see the big difference (except that the bbcode keys are harder to type on my QWERTZ keyboard :-)).

    Now if you supported Markdown for comments, that would IMHO be a true improvement. I have no idea whether it would be more work than bbcode, though.

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    • (Score: 2) by NCommander on Thursday May 29 2014, @12:51PM

      by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <mcasadevall@soylentnews.org> on Thursday May 29 2014, @12:51PM (#48701) Homepage Journal

      I feel like an ID10T for asking, but what is Markdown?

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      • (Score: 4, Interesting) by maxwell demon on Thursday May 29 2014, @01:54PM

        by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 29 2014, @01:54PM (#48731) Journal

        It's a way to format texts. Unlike bbcode, it doesn't rely on tags. Some of the syntax will be familiar to people previously on Usenet (e.g. quoting by starting lines with > or emphasizing by enclosing in *asterisks*), other will be familiar to people used to Mediawiki (e.g. preformatted code a la <ecode> through indention).

        See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown [wikipedia.org] for details.

        One site I know using Markdown (with a few extensions) is Stackexchange.

        I seem to remember something about plans of offering SoylentNews over NNTP; in that case, the fact that some of the Markdown syntax matches the syntax traditionally used in email and Usenet posts for the same purpose (as well as Markdown text being very readable by itself) might prove useful.

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        • (Score: 2) by NCommander on Thursday May 29 2014, @05:38PM

          by NCommander (2) Subscriber Badge <mcasadevall@soylentnews.org> on Thursday May 29 2014, @05:38PM (#48843) Homepage Journal

          SN over NNTP is a reach goal; definately something I want to do, but no idea when it might happen. I'll look more into Markdown; thanks for the link.

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