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    AVOID TrueCrypt 7.2

    Read about it in The Register...
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    Presumably continuing to use TrueCrypt 7.1a will be OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    Presumably continuing to use TrueCrypt 7.1a will be OK?
    There seems to be no reason not to. I will continue to use v7.1a.
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    The problem seems to be that all TC versions including 7.1a have security issues and the TC coders have abandoned the project.

    http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/t...is-not-secure/

    Looks like it's time to move to something else.


    Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackStone View Post

    Looks like it's time to move to something else.

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    Schneier on Security > TrueCrypt WTF
    I have no idea what's going on with TrueCrypt. There's a good summary of the story at ArsTechnica, and Slashdot, Hacker News, and Reddit all have long comment threads. See also Brian Krebs and Cory Doctorow.

    Speculations include a massive hack of the TrueCrypt developers, some Lavabit-like forced shutdown, and an internal power struggle within TrueCrypt. I suppose we'll have to wait and see what develops.

    Tags: encryption, TrueCrypt
    Posted on May 29, 2014 at 8:02 AM42 Comments
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    Over on Krebs they're saying:
    The anonymous developers responsible for building and maintaining the free whole-disk encryption suite TrueCrypt apparently threw in the towel this week, shuttering the TrueCrypt site and warning users that the product is no longer secure now that Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP.
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    Last edited by SpywareDr; 2014-05-29 at 11:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    BitLocker

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    I should have been more specific, sorry.
    I'm on win7 Home premium so Bitlocker isn't available and I used TC for it's encrypted containers and portability

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    Can anyone explain what "the product [TrueCrypt] is no longer secure now that Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP" actually means? I can't see any obvious connection.
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    This might help: Forbes.com > Open Source Crypto TrueCrypt Disappears With Suspicious Cloud Of Mystery

    But, there is still a "cloud of mystery" ...

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