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Old 05-29-2014, 03:25 PM   #16
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Yeah, Boy-eeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
Old 05-29-2014, 03:49 PM   #17
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So what is a good replacement? I need to keep a small volume that I can sync and open on my phone/tablet.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 04:33 PM   #18
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AFAIK there is no good cross-platform replacement. If truecrypt is dead, then it has to be forked. However, wait a week or so just to be sure.

EDIT:
This is all I could find ATM, and it only uses AES (NSA approved):
http://www.aescrypt.com/

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 ...

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Old 05-29-2014, 06:49 PM   #19
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NSA-conspiracy theory, anyone? ;vD
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WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is Not Secure As it may contain unfixed security issues
Go figure!
 
Old 05-29-2014, 06:51 PM   #20
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It's strange they even managed to wipe pages cache: Google cache
Archive.org got wiped, too. Very suspicous... Get your tinfoil hats ready!
 
Old 05-29-2014, 07:41 PM   #21
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Since TrueCrypt is GPL, there are copies of the 7.1a source all over the net, and probably in a lot more places than just a few days ago.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 08:18 PM   #22
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warning: Using truecrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues
go figure!
rofl

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Old 05-29-2014, 08:53 PM   #23
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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.
 
Old 05-30-2014, 12:05 AM   #24
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WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is Not Secure As it may contain unfixed security issues
Go figure!
lol
 
Old 05-30-2014, 04:38 AM   #25
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There was also this one (no idea how well or securely it worked, but it sounds interesting):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeOTFE

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.


We're going to need a bigger tin-foil hat!
 
Old 05-30-2014, 05:54 AM   #26
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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.

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Old 05-30-2014, 08:57 AM   #27
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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.
 
Old 05-30-2014, 10:57 AM   #28
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A fork is likely:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20...ruecrypt.shtml

Another inconsistency: Bitlocker has been around since Windoze Vista. Why cancel Truecrypt now instead of then, just to recommend using Bitlocker ?
 
Old 05-30-2014, 04:09 PM   #29
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I'm amazed that the developers of Truecrypt have managed to keep their reasons for shutting down secret. They must be protecting that secret with very effective encryption.
 
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I'm amazed that the developers of Truecrypt have managed to keep their reasons for shutting down secret. They must be protecting that secret with very effective encryption.
Do you think, they use Bitlocker for that?

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