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[4]: Too bad...
by WereCatf on Sat 31st May 2014 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too bad..."
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Was TrueCrypt even really secure?

Well, the first part of the audit didn't find any security holes, the second part of the audit that focuses on the algorithms, random-number generators and such is still a go. It could be that there is some hole there, real crypto is really f--king hard to do right, but so far it does seem secure enough.

I'm glad that someone else took over the project and moved it to Switzerland, though I hope the guys who did that know enough about crypto not to introduce any new holes.

Edited 2014-05-31 07:58 UTC

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