True-Crypt: something is up

The TrueCrypt home page now says:

The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP.

The page now offers advice that Windows users should switch to BitLocker, and gives advice on how to do that.

If you are a linux user, the best choice would be to use LUKS encryption.

There are rumors floating around as to what is behind this.  But maybe the developers are just deciding that the original need for TrueCrypt has passed, now that most recent systems have their own way of handling encrypted disks.

Personally, I chose LUKS for encryption on linux.  So the apparent end of TrueCrypt does not affect me.

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About Neil Rickert

Retired mathematician and computer scientist who dabbles in cognitive science.

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