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TrueCrypt Development Abandoned

Category: Software
Posted: May 30, 2014 02:48PM
Author: gebraset

Development has been halted on the popular open-source encryption software known as TrueCrypt. According to developers who have been working on the program for roughly a decade, security flaws have been found within the software that caused the somewhat sudden abandonment of development. The official website for TrueCrypt is even suggesting that users find another program to solve their encryption needs. This announcement of developer abandonment comes at a time when the code for TrueCrypt is under audit by independent parties in order find out if any vulnerabilities do in fact exist. Depending upon the results of the audit, a team of security experts may attempt to restore work on TrueCrypt and dramatically improve the software going forward.

Source: Reuters



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