Truecrypt is Dead?

I’ll throw this here, just as a reactionary post. 

  • Truecrypt is no longer a thing, as announced by their site. There are a lot of theories swirling around, and I can’t tell which I like best. Most involved tinfoil hats. Some theories are:
  • MBR / GPT: Truecrypt can’t do full disk encryption past 2.2 TB
  • NSA sent an NSL and the developers threw the kill switch
  • Internal power struggle in the development team
  • Exploit found making it insecure
  • Truecrypt is actually made by the NSA, and they’re scared of the independent audit finding a backdoor that they’ve used in another product
  • Death of a developer making the project impossible

I have no idea what to believe. I am watching anxiously, not because I actively use Truecrypt, but because I don’t like when things that are very public disappear in a way that is… fishy, to say the least.

Per usual, normal news is very slow, and twitter is buzzing with updates. Check it out:

https://twitter.com/search?q=truecrypt&src=typd

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