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+ - TrueCrypt site defaced by hackers; hosting potentially unsafe version.

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Today, if you visit, you are greeted with the following message in big, red font: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues" The page then goes into details on how the TrueCrypt project was "terminated" and provides one final release: version 7.2. The page, however, is very amateurish and does not at all suggest [i]good[/i] security practices. If you downloaded a copy of this highly-suspect version, I suggest you remove it immediately and begin a malware scan. Now would be a good time to fire up Malwarebyte's Anti-malware, GMER, or ComboFix if you are running Windows. Arstechnica had the following to say:

The SourceForge page contained a new version of the program that was certified with the official TrueCrypt private signing key. That suggested the page warning TrueCrypt isn't safe wasn't a hoax posted by hackers who managed to gain unauthorized access. Or it suggests that the cryptographic key that certifies the authenticity of the app has been compromised. In either case, it's a good idea for TrueCrypt users to pay attention and realize that it may soon be necessary to move to a new crypto app. Ars will continue to cover this unfolding development as more information becomes available.


+ - TrueCrypt is dead? What now? 7

Submitted by Archeron
Archeron (183599) writes "A colleague visited today and brought this to my attention. All the links are gone and the front page contains the message:
"The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP." It goes on to list migration instructions. Is this the end for our beloved open source, multi-platform crypto solution? The question is what now? Planned forks? Any recommendations for freely available, open and multi-platform solutions that will allow for moving storage devices from Linux -> Windows -> Mac?"

Comment: Re:Did anyone ever actively use it? (Score 1) 327

by Archeron (#33147196) Attached to: Google Kills Wave Development

Like others here, I was invited. I started watching their intro video with two of the least compelling and homely promotional staff ever droning on and on and ZZzzzz...
By the time I woke up some time later, I had forgotten what I was doing and never went back. Perhaps they should have hired Godaddy's or Budwieser's publicists.

fortune: cpu time/usefulness ratio too high -- core dumped.