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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sun 1st Jun 2014 02:53 UTC
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Occam's Razor applies. The conspiracy theorists are probably crazy.

Open source project leaders quit all the time, often in very eccentric ways because they themselves are eccentric. I see nothing out of the ordinary here.

Maybe the guy had a mental break down. Maybe he got a girlfriend. Maybe he got a new job he likes more than TrueCrypt. All more reasonable scenarios than secret government conspiracy.

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