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Truecrypt

Unread post by Lanarchy » Wed May 28, 2014 5:07 pm

http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

TL:DR - Website says TrueCrypt is abandoned, not in development and prone to security vulnerabilities


There is a new 7.2 binary they updated that is signed by the TrueCrypt valid PGP cert. Many people claim the Truecrypt website and keys were hacked and this is not valid. The TrueCrypt devs are anonymous and the only validation we have are the PGP keys. So it seems legit, but also very fishy. We'll see how this goes.
And the site suggests enabling BitLocker (LOL)

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Re: Truecrypt

Unread post by Maxim » Wed May 28, 2014 9:16 pm

Yeah, the trustworthiness has been called into question recently be security experts. It'll be interesting to see what crops up to replace it.

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Re: Truecrypt

Unread post by Zathu » Thu May 29, 2014 12:58 pm

Some theories going around about what actually happened, such what happened with the NSL to lavabit last year.

Does anyone understand the "TrueCrypt License"? Why couldn't some other group just take over maintenance and release of the code that's out there? It's some sort of proprietary license that in some way claims to be open source but isn't widely considered to be. Their site is gone now but I see repos on github like this (1). I'm not sure if these are incomplete or what.

1: https://github.com/warewolf/truecrypt" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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