Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st May 2014 00:12 UTC, submitted by teo
Privacy, Security, Encryption

Over the past 24 hours the website for TrueCrypt (a very widely used encryption solution) was updated with a rather unusually styled message stating that TrueCrypt is "considered harmful" and should not be used.

Very odd story. Lots of little red flags going up all over the place.

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RE[2]: Too bad...
by UltraZelda64 on Sat 31st May 2014 02:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Too bad..."
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I was (at least partially) implying that the U.S. government is one of Microsoft's biggest customers. It also had sort of a double meaning, that whatever the government wants, Microsoft will probably kiss their ass and cooperate fully. I will not be surprised when it is found out that they have inserted a backdoor in their encryption system, for example, that very few people (*cough* NSA *cough*) know about.

Edited 2014-05-31 02:23 UTC

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