[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Thu May 29 11:57:29 EDT 2014


This would be a good time for Steven Levy to update his book "Crypto".


On 29 May 2014 11:35, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not a crazy conspiracy guy, so I'm going to assume for now that Andrew
> Green (the TrueCrypt audit guy) is right and that the anonymous maintainers
> decided to quit and wanted to do so in characteristically dramatic fashion.
>
>
> http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/true-goodbye-using-truecrypt-is-not-secure/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+KrebsOnSecurity+%28Krebs+on+Security%29
>
> But yeah, it's probably time to look for alternatives.
>
> Darcy.
>
>
> On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>
>> Other people are speculating that Hector Monsegur (Sabu), the hacker that
>> was freed by the Feds after he cooperated, was a contributor to TruCrypt,
>> and that was one obstacle they always faced (decrypting encrypted volumes),
>> so there it goes once he was out.
>>
>> As for alternatives, seems that LUKS is backward compatible with TruCrypt.
>>
>> https://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM, 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>
>>>>
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> kwlug-disc mailing list
>>>> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>>>> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
>>> 2bits.com, Inc.
>>> Fast Reliable Drupal
>>> Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
>>> Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
>>> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
>>> For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and
>>> wrong." -- H.L. Mencken
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
>> 2bits.com, Inc.
>> Fast Reliable Drupal
>> Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
>> Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
>> Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
>> For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and
>> wrong." -- H.L. Mencken
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> kwlug-disc mailing list
>> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
>> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>>
>>
>
> _______________________________________________
> kwlug-disc mailing list
> kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> http://kwlug.org/mailman/listinfo/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://kwlug.org/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/attachments/20140529/99a712fb/attachment-0001.html>


More information about the kwlug-disc mailing list