[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu May 29 10:20:15 EDT 2014


Many theories floating around ...

With secret court orders no one can be sure of anything ...

But there are other possibilities.

See the comments here (change to threshold 3 or 4 to limit to the highest
rated ones)

http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/05/29/0243223


On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:16 AM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> 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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