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    TrueCrypt is Officially Dead!

    If you visit the TrueCrypt website you will now see the following message. Not sure if it's legit?

    Sources: truecrypt.org / truecrypt.sourceforge.net

    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.
    Last edited by Arthur; 28th May 2014 at 08:47 PM.

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    Looks pretty legit to me. Shame!

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    Bring on eDrive for SSD's

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    I can't see it being true some how.

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    Some (speculative) discussion here - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7812133

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    Looks like the NSA are finally burning bridges after been outed as the authors of truecrypt by Edward snowden.

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    I'm very suspicious of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    Looks like the NSA are finally burning bridges after been outed as the authors of truecrypt by Edward snowden.
    Huh? Source? I've seen loads of articles and interviews he's done which state specifically to use TrueCrypt, as the NSA don't like it...
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    Code audit found the NSA back door? Or perhaps they've had sufficent court orders, they are just closing shop like a crypto-email outfit last year?

    I wouldn't trust Bitlocker for anything personal. I use Sophos Safeguard at work - but that's work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    Code audit found the NSA back door? Or perhaps they've had sufficent court orders, they are just closing shop like a crypto-email outfit last year?

    I wouldn't trust Bitlocker for anything personal. I use Sophos Safeguard at work - but that's work!
    Why do you say that about bitlocker ?

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    The way the Windows executables are digitally signed is slightly different, although the DNS records for truecrypt.org haven't been modified since 2012 so it can't have been hijacked? I suppose their SourceForge account could have been hacked though?



    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I'm very suspicious of it.
    Why would anyone go to all of this effort?


    ^ Source code diffs.

    No trojans have been found (so far) in the new v7.2 EXE.

    www.virustotal.com/en/file/df46b0216ba6ba7937031296e1591fa5461225d8ec5b6b2fe2 d492e2d8d7170b/analysis/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    I wouldn't trust Bitlocker for anything personal.
    Back-door nonsense « System Integrity Team Blog - MSDN Blogs

    Two weeks ago BBC News published an article speculating about a possible “back door” in BitLocker. The suggestion is that we are working with governments to create a back door so that they can always access BitLocker-encrypted data.

    Over my dead body.

    Well, maybe not literally---I'm not ready to be a martyr quite yet---but certainly not in any product I work on. And I’m not alone in that sentiment. The official line from high up is that we do not create back doors. And in the unlikely situation that we are forced to by law we’ll either announce it publicly or withdraw the entire feature. Back doors are simply not acceptable. Besides, they wouldn’t find anybody on this team willing to implement and test the back door.

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    So - what to use now then?

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    How about GPG?

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    I'm waiting for more information, while leaning towards "warrant canary" because this is an odd way to announce the end of a project. You usually get a ranty "I hate you guys and I'm closing the project", a "We just don't have any free time to continue working on the code, so we're closing the project" or (best case) "we've open-sourced the code, it'll be here for $foo long, fork if you want".

    This just seems odd and not nearly petulant enough for a bunch of devs having a tantrum.

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