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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 FatPhil on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:07PM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Saturday May 31 2014, @05:07PM (#49635) Homepage
    > EVERYTHING can be brute forced. That is not bullshit and it is not false.
    >
    > NOTHING is impenetrable to brute force.
    >
    > If you are a cryptographer you know the above to be true.

    Any cryptographer who thinks the above is true is not a cryptographer at all, but delusional. As is any non-cryptographer who thinks it is true.

    A OTP cannot be brute forced. Provably. Mathematically. And yes, I am a mathematician. Who knows a fair bit about cryptography.
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    I know I'm God, because every time I pray to him, I find I'm talking to myself.
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