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Is there an alternative to truecrypt?
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SFR


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PostPosted: Fri 30 May 2014, 15:35    Post subject:  

RE: TrueCrypt is dead

I think it's best to wait a few months with final conclusions, until the Phase II of the Audit will be completed.

Personally, I don't see any reasonable replacement for TC, considering things like:
- Free and Open Source
- cross-platform
- full-disk/partition/container encryption
- cascade encryption
- plausible deniability

The best I can think of is LUKS/dm-crypt (cryptsetup) on Lin + FreeOTFE to access it on Win (dunno what about Mac?), but it would be a PITA to use, at least in comparison to TC.
And tc-play seems to be only for Linux and DragonFly BSD.

Btw, GRC is now hosting the latest "normal" release of TC (v7.1a):
https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm
and I'm sure others will take over the baton, maybe them:
http://truecrypt.ch/
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watchdog wrote:
How much is it safe to use a heavy encrypted savefile mounted by filemnt in every puppy to put resereved data in it?

Cryptoloop is deprecated and vulnerable:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptoloop wrote:
Cryptoloop is vulnerable to watermarking attacks,[1] making it possible to determine presence of watermarked data on the encrypted filesystem

Also, see here: https://github.com/puppylinux-woof-CE/woof-CE/issues/146
I hope it will be eventually implemented (FatDog already has it)...
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@Sfs: How (and where) did you compile tcplay?
In Slacko-5.7.0, I was having problems at './configure' stage with "missing" uuid.h file, until I compiled and installed the latest libuuid-1.0.2 and the problem's gone.
Exactly the same happend while compiling cryptsetup.
Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sat 31 May 2014, 01:13    Post subject: Truecrypt Forked and Relocated to Switzerland  

http://m.softpedia.com/truecrypt-not-dead-forked-and-relocated-to-switzerland-444447.html
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PostPosted: Sat 31 May 2014, 03:21    Post subject:  

I think cryptography will not be ever quite safe. If you have the right calculation power you can decrypt every code by statistical methods. Militaries had said to send important orders by paper mails in warfare circumstances. New York's Police bought mechanic typewriters.
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PostPosted: Sat 31 May 2014, 14:28    Post subject:  

Watchdog:

I think you're right. There is no true answer.

I will say though, it is still common for thieves to get vital information by going through your paper trash. Perhaps, still the most common threat to security.

Best,

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun 2014, 22:20    Post subject: Re: Is there an alternative to truecrypt?
Subject description: truecrypt is not safe
 

bark_bark_bark wrote:
Is there an alternative to truecrypt for Windows and Linux?


Back before I migrated to Truecrypt, I used Scramdisk (under Win98).

There is a Linux project:

http://sd4l.sourceforge.net/

Though if Truecrypt is compromised, those volumes are suspect.

I thought that it supported several volume types...

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jun 2014, 08:09    Post subject:  

https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm
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