TrueCrypt, An Open-Source Whole-Disk Encryption System, Leaves Users High And Dry


Users of TrueCrypt, the open-source whole-disk encryption solution for Windows and Mac, should probably find something else ASAP. Ostensibly attributed to Microsoft’s decision to stop supporting Windows XP, the app and website have been pulled from the Internet leaving thousands of users in a lurch.

Write the anonymous creators:

This page exists only to help migrate existing data encrypted by TrueCrypt. The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms (click here for more information). You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.

Interestingly, a group of users recently crowdfunded an audit of the platform and found “no evidence of back doors” or malicious code in the app. However, even…

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