Lorie Wimble Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Twitter.

An audit hasn’t found any NSA backdoors in TrueCrypt

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TrueCrypt used to be one of the most popular tools for quick and simple encryption, at least, until the anonymous developers behind the tools mysteriously shut everything down and warned people not to use TrueCrypt. The reasons have never been made clear, although many suspected an NSA backdoor was discovered. However, after analyzing TrueCrypt, auditors have found that this isn’t the case. 

Last May, Truecrypt made waves on the Internet when the anonymous developers shut down their SourceForge site and stated the tool was insecure and that BitLocker was a better solution. Many speculated that the site may have been hacked, that the NSA had forced the developers to stop updating the tool, or that the security audit Truecrypt was undergoing had found a major flaw and the developers just gave up. While nobody knows the real reason, it looks like the last theory has been debunked. The code audit of TrueCrypt has been completed and the auditors found no instances of major flaws or backdoors installed in the code. This is good news for people who continue to use the tool for security, or who want to fork the code and make their own derivatives, such as VeraCrypt.

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Lorie Wimble Lorie is the "Liberal Voice" of Conservative Haven, a political blog, and has 2 astounding children. Find her on Twitter.

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