[dm-crypt] truecrypt - what's the real story behind it?

Alex Elsayed eternaleye at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 13:10:30 CET 2015


Alex Elsayed wrote:

> Heinz Diehl wrote:
> 
>> On 08.02.2015, U.Mutlu wrote:
>> 
>>> Then I wonder if the NSA/CIA/DHS etc. was involved in the decision of
>>> the authors to abondon truecrypt developement, or was there maybe a mole
>>> among
>>> the devs?... conspiracy mode off  :-)
>> 
>> Nobody knows but the Truecrypt devs. IMHO the reasons to abandon TC
>> development was rather financial ones.
>>  
>>> The advantage of truecrypt, as I see it, is that it is a multiplatform
>>> solution; works even under the Windows cr*p
>> 
>> If you use Wind*ws as your platform, you'll most likely have a lot more
>> serious security problems than a simple "how reliable is TC"... ;-)
> 
> Also, while IIRC it doesn't support encrypted rootfs, there _is_ FreeOTFE
> for opening LUKS volumes on Windows.

Correction; it seems FreeOTFE died while I wasn't looking. This seems to be 
the replacement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DoxBox



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