Sourceforge project page: TrueCrypt stops in 5/2014
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Also, what if something was uncovered during the audit, something that required someone to dispense a gag and takedown order ... that's another possibility besides hackers. This also would explain why all previous versions of truecrypt had to go, because they contained what was found. ... uh oh, there's a knock on the door ...
Last edited by metaschima; 05-29-2014 at 05:40 PM.
A quick analysis of the code differences between 7.1a and 7.2 using diff says that 7.2 is 3080 lines of code shorter, including comments.
Another strange inconsistency: 7.1a supports all Windoze versions including Vista, 7, and 8. Why would they terminate development right after an audit with the reason being that XP support ended a few months back, and also recommend a closed-source alternative. It doesn't make sense to me.
Unless they clarify the situation, I'll assume a higher power has intervened.
However, the website disappeared around June 2013, and no one seems to know what happened to the author. So, that's two encryption projects that have mysteriously disappeared almost exactly a year apart.
zuluCrypt appears to be alive, and claims to be able to handle Truecrypt volumes and containers. However, I haven't tried it, yet, and therefore cannot comment on how secure, reliable, stable or user-friendly it is.
There also used to be a program called CrossScript, but the web home of it is gone, also...
If it's really the NSA: Can anyone provide their phone number? It would save me a lot of administrative work, like backing up my data on an NAS daily and a remote storage weekly, if I just could rely on their storage capacity. Knowing that they have it all, in case I forget something, would also liberate me of taking notes in meetings and writing MoMs --- I'd just have to distribute the NSA URI to the participants, and only once.
I'm in need of some sort of cross platform container encryption. I created a small Truecrypt container which contains my most sensitive documents, the ones with bank account numbers, social security #'s etc. This I sync from My Linux laptop to Linux server and my Android based phone and tablet and my wife's Win7 laptop so she has the info if needed. I have one document for each family member with their important info (identity info, medical records, accounts) and one for shared info. So I suppose I could extract each and file level encrypt but it was nice having everything in one container.