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

Laurence Darby ldarby at tuffmail.com
Thu Jan 5 22:53:22 CET 2017


eh?  It'd have to be a pretty advanced AI that can point out where
cryptsetup's documentation is outdated.  

Yes, it's spammy, and they used slightly confusing language, but at
the same time it was doing cryptsetup a favour so I really don't get
what your problem is.


On Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:31:02 +0100 Sven Eschenberg wrote:

> The original post referenced an autogenerated htmlpage, derived from
> an elderly man-page. The original post had no point, as man pages are
> not hypertext and don't link anywhere.
> 
> The reference (to tcrypt) is outdated, since TC is dead and should be 
> removed. As simple as that.
> 
> Aside from that, the original post was (auto)generated as clickbait,
> it just does not make sense at all. No human would write such a pile
> of steaming bs.
> 
> Neither was TC 'shared' (claim) on the autogenerated page, nor is an 
> autogenerated html on some arbitrary host under cryptsetup project's 
> control (claim). Further there's no alternative to cryptsetups TC
> legacy mode, as claimed by the mail. It is just part of cryptsetup
> and limited to using the container. On top of that, the link to the
> blog post by some mischievous company with the intention to get known
> better is clickbaiting, no matter how you look at it.
> 
> And that certainly qualifies as spam.
> 
> Regards
> 
> -Sven
> 
> 
> Am 03.01.2017 um 21:49 schrieb Laurence Darby:
> >
> > 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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