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TrueCrypt Encryption Software Shut Down, May Be Compromised

30
May
2014

Independent encryption software TrueCrypt is apparently not as secure as many thought. Yesterday (May 28), the TrueCrypt homepage was suddenly replaced with a notification that read WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues. TrueCrypt is used by many security-minded people, including NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, to turn a storage device, such as a flash drive or hard drive or a partition of such a device, into an encrypted volume, protecting the documents stored in that volume from prying eyes.

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