TrueCrypt's Disappearance ~ HiJack

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TrueCrypt's Disappearance ~ HiJack

Post by hotdoge3 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:53 am


WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues

This page exists only to help migrate existing data encrypted by TrueCrypt.

If you have a spare or backup drive (having sufficient space to store all data you need to migrate to BitLocker) not free.

ED#174 : The Mystery Of TrueCrypt's Disappearance
That warning is then followed by instructions on how users may migrate from TrueCrypt to BitLocker. Right at the end is a link to TrueCrypt 7.2, the first update since

TrueCrypt 7.1a was released in 2012. However, this version of TrueCrypt will only decrypt TrueCrypt containers - its encryption ability has been disabled / removed.

TrueCrypt developers mysteriously abandon project

According to Tom's Guide, there has been specualtion that TrueCrypt may have been pressured to close down in the face of government scrutiny, as encrypted-email service

Lavabit was in 2013,NSA.

Others suggested that TrueCrypt's website might have just been hacked, or defaced as part of a prank. But independent security expert Brian Krebs says that appears

unlikely; he looked at the site's records and found "no substantive changes recently" to its hosting, DNS or WHOIS records.

It seems to be that the mysterious people behind TrueCrypt simply decided to end the project.

"Whether hoax, hack or genuine end-of-life for TrueCrypt, it's clear that no security-consciuous users are going to feel comfortable trusting the software after this

debacle," wrote independent security expert Graham Cluley on his blog. "It's time to start looking for an alternative way to encrypt your files and hard drive."

TrueCrypt compromised, alternative suggested.

You can get the old one ok TrueCrypt 7.1a (new one is no good).

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RE: TrueCrypt's Disappearance ~ HiJack

Post by c۞g » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:31 pm

TrueCrypt Developers Association, LC official domains:

List of domains/hosts

All domains redirect via .htaccess or mod_rewrite - example using [url= t=_self]centralOps[/url]
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Server: Apache
The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms. You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.
The Sourceforge page was updated: 28 May 2014

Since Microsoft ended support for XP, of which TrueCrypt was intended for, it makes sense that TrueCrypt retire.
Who has evidence that the site(s) were "compromised"?
Albeit someone over reacted when they received the redirect and failed to read that TrueCrypt has simply ended.

Nothing lasts forever.


RE: TrueCrypt's Disappearance ~ HiJack

Post by Guest » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:21 pm

Seen quit a few that jumped the gun in making uneducated statements, many have pulled their articles.

Here's how some of you can use BitLocker.

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RE: TrueCrypt's Disappearance ~ HiJack

Post by redblade7 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:02 am

I remember reading once that TrueCrypt's license was not "entirely" open-source, and that there were inconsistencies found between user-compiled binaries and TrueCrypt-provided binaries.

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RE: TrueCrypt's Disappearance ~ HiJack

Post by hotdoge3 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:21 am

Truecrypt is alive and well and living in Switzerland

ENCRYPTION SOFTWARE PRODUCT Truecrypt apparently has been revived, days after having been declared dead under mysterious circumstances.

Yes . . . TrueCrypt is still safe to use.

The mistake these developers made was in believing that
they still “owned” TrueCrypt, and that it was theirs to kill.

But that's not the way the Internet works. Having created something of such enduring value, which inherently requires significant trust and buy-in, they are rightly unable to now take it back. They might be done with it, but the rest of us are not.

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RE: TrueCrypt's Disappearance ~ HiJack

Post by Fritz2200 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:46 pm

Good to hear that people not using the newest operating systems are able to still take advantage of TrueCrypt.

@hotdoge3: It is an open source project so anybody may continue/fork it.

It may be possible that they discontinued it in light of the fact that some encryption algorithms may have been cracked and/or compromised by government organizations like the NSA.

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RE: TrueCrypt's Disappearance ~ HiJack

Post by Colorado.Chris » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:10 am

"TC is not safe. Use Bitlocker."


Not the NSA. k thanks bye!!1

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