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TrueCrypt is dead? What now?

Archeron (183599) writes | about 5 months ago


Archeron (183599) writes "A colleague visited today and brought this to my attention. All the links are gone and the front page contains the message:
"The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP." It goes on to list migration instructions. Is this the end for our beloved open source, multi-platform crypto solution? The question is what now? Planned forks? Any recommendations for freely available, open and multi-platform solutions that will allow for moving storage devices from Linux -> Windows -> Mac?"

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1st audit OK, other audits failed? (1)

nullchar (446050) | about 5 months ago | (#47112099)

The first truecrypt audit [] seemed OK. Was something found since then?

Are the authors waiting to release security information until after a time frame for migration?

Hacked (1)

Kardos (1348077) | about 5 months ago | (#47112455)

This is almost certainly a site defacement

Digital signatures be damned (1)

simplypeachy (706253) | about 5 months ago | (#47113057)

Despite the fact the linked Windows installer matches the given digital signature and the .exe's integrated digital signature checks out?

Maybe the TrueCrypt developers took all the thanks that we gave them, i.e. nothing but "YOUR CODE QUALITY IS SOMEWHAT UNREADABLE AND USES SOME OLD THINGS!", and have told us to fuck off. Something we rightly deserve.


Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47113623)

It is open source also.


Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47113665)

But we need GUID Partition Table support going forward, very few and most only commercial software does that.

I am using TrueCrypt until this is cleared up or DiskCryptor gets GPT support for large disk partitions.


Uncle Warthog (311922) | about 5 months ago | (#47114143)

Unfortunately, it also appears to be Windows-only.

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