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Title    TrueCrypt Discontinued, Compromised?
Date    Thursday May 29 2014, @04:03AM
Author    LaminatorX
Topic   
from the Another-one-bites-the-dust dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/05/29/0243223

J053 writes:

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?

Links

  1. "J053" - http://dakineatshangri-la.cx/
  2. "website" - http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/
  3. "source code diff" - https://www.alchemistowl.org/arrigo/truecrypt-7.1a-7.2.diff.gz

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