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

Sven Eschenberg sven at whgl.uni-frankfurt.de
Mon Feb 9 17:16:11 CET 2015

On Sun, February 8, 2015 13:09, 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.

Not for -plain64 and/or GPT though. DoxBox is trying to fix these (and
some further) things, after Sarah Dean disappeared alltogether and
FreeOTFE is no longer maintained.

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