The End of TrueCrypt

Well, that’s it guys!  TrueCrypt is no longer being developed.  I read the story earlier last week on Krebs on Security.  The developers of TrueCrypt shocked the entire community when they posted last week that development for TrueCrypt had ended and that TrueCrypt may contain unpatched vulnerabilities.  They have kept the code up on sourceforge.net but with instructions on how to transfer all encrypted data to Microsoft BitLocker containers.  Which I thought was really weird.

I’ve used TrueCrypt for years and I guess I never realized that the developers remained anonymous all these years.  It’s disappointing that this wonderful product will no longer be able protect our critical and sensitive files.  I’m sure there would be many developers out there happy to take on the continued maintenance of this product, but before that happens the current developers will need to change the license agreement.

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