[kwlug-disc] Truecrypt

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri May 30 13:52:12 EDT 2014

Obvious answer - don't encrypt.

Information that sensitive has no business being on a local hard disk in 
the first place.

If something is stolen, different story, but still not on you.

On 14-05-30 12:44 PM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> Not having a viable option for Windows leaves a great big gaping hole
> in the ecosystem for us. Furthermore migrating is going to be a huge
> pain, because it took a lot of work to teach people the TrueCrypt UI,
> and now we have to find something else.
> I am not worried about the Linux side that much (although I have used
> Truecrypt there as well). It's the Windows side that is sketchy.
> Bitlocker might be an option but we would have to upgrade all of our
> machines to Win7 Enterprise, which sucks since we just did a mass
> migration.
> I am looking at the alternatives, but it is hard to figure out what to
> use. You really want to be careful about your encryption software.
> (Obviously we were not careful enough in relying on Truecrypt.) I hope
> a clear alternative approaches so that we can all migrate to it until
> it too disappears in a cloud of uncertainty.
> I wonder whether this means whether the audit will continue?
> - Paul
> On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 10:51:56AM -0400, 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, 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.

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