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

U.Mutlu for-gmane at mutluit.com
Sun Feb 8 10:45:52 CET 2015

the cryptsetup tool supports besides plain and luks, also loopaes and truecrypt.
I now compiled truecrypt-7.1a, and it looks not bad.
I wonder why some people say truecrypt is no more secure.
Which part or method of truecrypt is allegedly broken? Can't be fixed?
And: is full truecrypt functionality integrated in cryptsetup tool? I mean the 
create-options below.

Here's a manually done "create"-session with the available options:

# truecrypt -c

Volume type:
  1) Normal
  2) Hidden
Select [1]: 1
Enter file or device path for new volume: /home/testuser/truecrypt-tests/enc.tcf
Enter volume size (sizeK/size[M]/sizeG): : 250M

Encryption algorithm:
  1) AES
  2) Serpent
  3) Twofish
  4) AES-Twofish
  5) AES-Twofish-Serpent
  6) Serpent-AES
  7) Serpent-Twofish-AES
  8) Twofish-Serpent
Select [1]: 3

Hash algorithm:
  1) RIPEMD-160
  2) SHA-512
  3) Whirlpool
Select [1]: 1

  1) None
  2) FAT
  3) Linux Ext2
  4) Linux Ext3
  5) Linux Ext4
Select [2]: 3


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