TrueCrypt Still Lives On

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When first fining out the news about TrueCrypt that it had security issues and their website with a WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues. The only thing that came to mind was that the NSA demanded the Feds to bust down the developer’s door, took him and now he’s getting bitten to shit while been hold in a maximum security on a military base.

Just saying because no one really knows what happen to the developer as there was no updates in years. But always did say, guest that’s what happens when you do something right, that don’t need any updates or fixes when there’s no backdoors that could lead to a security breach. Turns out I’m wrong or at less a little, but as of now no one still really knows what happened, so with that here’s a few alternatives I found to a some what replacement for TrueCrypt.

List of TrueCrypt encryption alternatives
A beginner’s guide to BitLocker, Windows’ built-in encryption tool
So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Although TechARP says TrueCrypt will continue to work, as long as you do not upgrade to TrueCrypt 7.2. So our advice is to continue as you did. Nothing has changed, even though they have taken the website down. Despite the ominous warning, there’s no apparent sign of any deep-seated security issues in TrueCrypt. As Phase 1 of the TrueCrypt Audit shows, there is “no evidence of backdoors or otherwise intentionally malicious code” in TrueCrypt 7.1a, which has been in use since the 7th of February, 2012. So we highly recommend you do not panic and unencrypt your TrueCrypt volumes or containers.

TrueCrypt was deemed safe, safer than BitLocker and FileVault by many people. That was true before their developers suddenly said otherwise on the 28th of May, and that remains true even so. Nothing has changed. TrueCrypt remains as safe today as it was before.

Source: HardOCP

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