[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri May 30 13:30:42 EDT 2014


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

What makes you think there's no more TrueCrypt for Windows?

Works fine on my Win 8.1 install. (Note, not using it on the system 
drive, or any drive at all, for the moment.) Have a backup running over 
the web via OpenVPN to a shared container on the laptop. Key exists on 
the remote only.

Works fine. I have no reason to believe it won't any time soon. From 
Linux too.

Even if there later turns out to be a vulnerability, the bar to make use 
of it is so high as to not be worth worrying about.


On 14-05-29 10:51 AM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> 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
> <http://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
> <mailto: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
> <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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