Last week I wrote about the suspicious and abrupt announcement that TrueCrypt, a popular free open source encryption solution, was being abandoned and is considered “harmful and no longer secure”. In the article I covered the potential motives for this including the technical challenges with producing full disk encryption on modern hardware and operating systems. Whilst at this time there is little to add in terms of the potential motives for this sudden announcement a variety of interesting things have happened to the project since – including announcements that mean TrueCrypt may not be as dead as we thought. When the page at truecrypt.sourceforge.net was changed to a warning (and a set of migration instructions for Microsoft Bitlocker) the source code and old versions …

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TrueCrypt Is Back, But Should It Be?


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