[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri May 30 13:33:08 EDT 2014


 > But yeah, it's probably time to look for alternatives.

Why?

Hard not to see this as a MS ploy to get people to upgrade their Home 
Edition OS's. (BitLocker comes with pro versions only. Few systems do.)

On their page, if you don't see this, click here to upgrade your version 
of windows ...

<sigh>

On 14-05-29 11:35 AM, Darcy Casselman 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
> <mailto: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
>     <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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