TrueCrypt Has Been Potentially Compromised
The TrueCrypt open-source disk encryption software has been potentially compromised and users are now told to avoid the software.
An update posted to the TrueCrypt web-site reads:
WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues
Their web-site, hosted on SourceForge, also encourages users to switch over to Microsoft's BitLocker encryption software as an alternative. A modified TrueCrypt 7.2 was also published for users needing it to switch away from the software.
Right now it's not clear if this message is intentional or if the TrueCrypt web-site was simply compromised and defaced, etc, but the modified TrueCrypt 7.2 release appears to have been signed by the actual developers.
More information when it becomes available.
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