[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Fri May 30 13:47:24 EDT 2014


Maybe you just discovered the real reason behind the shutdown: they're
trying to scare people into sending money!

The game's not over yet.  Already people are stepping forward to take over
development, or fork it, or make a new alternative, you name it.

Something good will come out of this eventually.





On 30 May 2014 13:43, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Ah! Good point. Missed that.
>
> But all this does demonstrate that we all can't be complacent - let us not
> allow this FUD to do away with TrueCrypt.
>
> OTOH, given that HeartBleed triggered some more funding, here's hoping the
> same happens here. (Which could have been the intent of things, for all I
> know.)
>
> On 14-05-30 01:36 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
>
>> Read what I said, which was "I'll be sad if..." not "I am sad because..."
>>
>> I never said that there's no more TrueCrypt for Windows.  It's a good
>> product that I am still using now despite the recent news.
>>
>>
>> On 30 May 2014 13:30, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca
>> <mailto:unsolicited at swiz.ca>> wrote:
>>
>>         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.
>>
>>
>>
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