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Truecrypt is dead

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nicofan, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. nicofan

    nicofan Junior Member

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    sad thing...

    they shut down their website and discontinued the software.

    alternatives? bitlocker? lol...

    truecrypt.org
     
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    That's crazy. WTF happened there?
     
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    Looks like TrueCrypt v7.1a until the code is forked under a new license and then well see I guess... The full audit will be telling as well.
     
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    Heard a rumour it might be similar to the lavabit thing: maybe they can't keep it secure and can't disclose anything (threatened?), so they give a bogus explanation on why they cancel the whole app ("was developed for win XP, not more").
     
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    Never used it, but sounds pretty cool. Why did they shut it down?
     
  8. Bloghat

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    That's the strange thing about it: The anon dev is giving stupid explanations like xp isn't supported by MS anylonger and truecrypt was directed at xp (?) and gives bitlocker as an alternative (but everybody knows, you can't trust a US- company 'bout security regards). The last working version has been replaced by a crippled one (7.2), caches/wayback machine have been edited.
    He says is isn't secure, although a running audit of 7.1 comes to a different conclusion.
    It looks as if he tries to look like a jerk to deliver some kind of message that he can't get through otherwise.

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://truecrypt.org

     
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  9. R4Z0rA07

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    There is still no satisfactory information about why the project was shut down.
    But there are other developers forking the original code and taking on the project. They have moved the project to Switzerland in order to prevent any interference from the US authorities.

    The new home for Truecrypt : http://truecrypt.ch/
     
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    I am relieved after seeing it, and I think people won't let such a great software to die just yet. It's sad to see that it is discontinued for the time being, maybe the developers were in some kind of trouble or something, who know. :( But I really hope that this should not die. One of the best softwares of this time.
     
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    Here's one of the bigger threads on reddit about it:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comments/26pz9b/truecrypt_development_has_ended_052814/
     
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    I bet truecrypt 7.1a is still far more secure than bitlocker MS crap
     
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    a secret message? i just found this post:

    "The TrueCrypt parting message was:

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

    Now take the first letters of the warning: "uti nsa im cu si"

    and put them in the google translator from Latin to English and you receive:

    "If I wish to use the NSA".

    The real message is that they stopped updating TrueCrypt, but DON'T use Bitlocker."
     
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    I am sure that truecrypt creator keep using it (more than ever) on his own PC...
     
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    i suspect the gov. is cracking down on anything that blocks snooping...
     
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    It is EXACTLY like the Lavabit case, in that the feds demanded the company backdoor their software for the NSA to access, while not notifying their users of the change. As with Lavabit, TC shut down operations rather than comply with bulk warrantless government surveillance while lying about the circumstances.

    They had to be indirect in the way they disclosed their rationale, as Patriot Act-like procedures put a gag order on parties who get subpoenaed to comply (i.e., secret investigations, secret subpoenas, secret courts, secret charges, and if you disclose too much of your case to the public, you are in criminal violation of the law, and are subject to secret prosecution and incarceration).
     
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    Did you guys find any alternative? Any news ?