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Fear and confusion as iconic TrueCrypt security tool tells world to use BitLocker

John E Dunn | May 30, 2014
Something decidedly odd has befallen the hugely popular and iconic TrueCrypt encryption utility used by security-aware users the world over to encrypt data with the plausible certainty that even the NSA geeks with pocket protectors won't be able to break it.

That being the case, users are now living in the post-TrueCrypt era and need to comes to terms with that as soon as possible.

What can be said is that if the message on TrueCrypt.org is genuine it's almost a case study in how not to being to a close the ten-year history of one of the most important independent security tools still in existence.

 

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