[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Thu May 29 10:16:59 EDT 2014


I wanted to see what everybody's thoughts are about the truecrypt
"annoucement" yesterday.

Quoted from their website:

> WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security
issues
>
> 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.

There is discussion on slashdot, hacker news, and many other sites. So far,
there is no consensus on what is going on? Half-hearted compliance with a
US NSL? Dead-man switch prematurely activating?

Does anybody else have thoughts or insights?

I'm a dmcrypt user personally, but I know several folks on the list use
truecrypt.

-- 
Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>
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