[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Thu May 29 10:51:56 EDT 2014


We use Bitlocker at work.  I don't like it and of course I don't trust
Microsoft.  If you run into disk errors Bitlocker can be a major pain.

If you go to alternativeto.net/software/truecrypt, there are a few
alternatives to TrueCrypt but none of them come anywhere near TrueCrypt in
terms of user votes.

Personally I'll be sad if there's no more TrueCrypt for Windows as I use it
regularly on one of my boxes.



On 29 May 2014 10:20, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> 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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