[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri May 30 13:27:03 EDT 2014

I think the first one covers it:

Red Flag! Run away!!!
"It's only a bunny."
"But that rodent has a mean streak a mile wide! Look at all the bones"
"You're a looney."

So how could Microsoft's end of support for XP have anything to do with 
an encrypted file format? Only if that file format was actually a 
catepillar pretending to be a snake on a iPhone held hostage in Oz. I 
swear, the world just keeps getting stranger each and every day. And I 
am more and more smug that I only use Linux, Free Software encryption 
the only t oahtthalhglkhfk;ngkm,njhovahv,anv,!!

On 14-05-29 10:20 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin 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
> <mailto: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 <mailto:chris at chrisirwin.ca>>
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