TrueCrypt

Someone seems to be trying to spy on VeraCrypt’s security audit

At the start of this month OSTIF (the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund) announced that it had agreed a plan to get the open source disk encryption tool VeraCrypt independently audited. The audit, which would look for security holes and weaknesses in VeraCrypt’s code, would be done in co-ordination with vulnerability researchers from QuarksLab. So


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Trojanised TrueCrypt serves up malware to Russian-speaking targets

A Russian language version of TrueCrypt contains a secret backdoor trojan, researchers discover.

However, because it was careful to pick and choose who was targeted, the malware distribution has gone unnoticed for a long time.


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How was Hacking Team hacked?

The attacker who stole Hacking Team’s data gained access to an employee’s computer while the victim was still logged in, as Simon PG Edwards explains.


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Did TrueCrypt’s developers embed a hidden Latin message for us all?

Is this crazy talk or have internet users really stumbled across a secret message from the developers of TrueCrypt alleging an NSA backdoor?


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TrueCrypt “must not die”

A team of developers are hoping to rescue TrueCrypt, or – at the very least – develop a new product based upon its code.


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TrueCrypt warns that it is not secure, advises users to switch to BitLocker

Whether hoax, hack or genuine end-of-life for TrueCrypt, it’s clear that no security-conscious users are going to feel comfortable trusting the software after this debacle. It’s time to start looking for an alternative way to encrypt your files and hard drive.


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