Truecrypt is…dead? Long live Truecrypt

The web is buzzing with news about the Truecrypt page on sourceforge.

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The page tells us:

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

The page then says that the project is closed following EOL for Windows XP. What gives?

So far no one seems to have a definitive answer, only speculation is flying around. If the software¬†contains unfixed security issues why not fix them and move on? Particularly so soon after the first part of a massive audit of Truecrypt’s code revealed no evidence of anything malicious, one would think the people behind Truecrypt were committed to the project.

Furthermore, the unprofessional page looks like it was made with MS-Word and doesn’t inspire confidence in me.

One comment on the Sophos blog said:

“Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues”

s/not secure as/NSA:

“Using TrueCrypt is NSA. It may contain unfixed security issues.”

Interesting. Who knows what the real reason is?

 

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