[dm-crypt] TrueCrypt is discontinued - here are the alternatives

Laurence Darby ldarby at tuffmail.com
Tue Jan 3 21:49:32 CET 2017


I'm not sure if that was true before but it's not now.  

The original point of this thread is that cryptsetup's man page is
still linking http://www.truecrypt.org as if that was still useful,
it's not spam at all.

Laurence


On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:55:47 +0100 Arno Wagner wrote:

> I had a look at it now and I agree. They apparently list LUKS
> as a TrueCrypt alternative on Windows, which is just clueless.
> 
> Regards,
> Arno
> 
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 17:41:26 CET, Sven Eschenberg wrote:
> > Hi Arno,
> > 
> > I think this is simple UBE for clickbaiting. It's probably best to
> > blacklist the whole domain and the sending host on the server
> > handling the mailinglist.
> > 
> > Regards
> > 
> > -Sven
> > 
> > 
> > Am 28.12.2016 um 17:20 schrieb Arno Wagner:
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >you are free to maintain your page yourself. I doubt
> > >anybody here cares about it.
> > >
> > >Regards,
> > >Arno
> > >
> > >On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 12:49:19 CET, Sophie Hunt wrote:
> > >>   Hi,
> > >>   I appreciate that you're probably busy so I just wanted to
> > >> follow up on the email I sent you the other day; copy included
> > >> below for reference: On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Sophie
> > >> Hunt <sophie.hunt at ctechemail.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>     Hi,
> > >>     I noticed you've shared TrueCrypt on this page
> > >>     https://unstable.nl/cgi-bin/man/man2html?8+cryptsetup, as
> > >> you may be aware, development of TrueCrypt was discontinued back
> > >> in 2014 and has subsequently not been maintained. A number of
> > >> security flaws have been uncovered and as a result we are
> > >> reaching out to people to highlight a list of alternatives.
> > >>     Here's the list (along with further details about TrueCrypt
> > >> no longer being maintained) -
> > >>     https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/truecrypt-is-d
> > >>     iscoutinued-try-these-free-alternatives/, when you update
> > >> your page it could be a useful resource to point your visitors
> > >> to. Please let me know if you have any questions.
> > >>     -Sophie
> > >
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