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Steve Gibsons TrueCrypt Final Release Repository

Steve Gibson hat eine neue Spezialseite zum Thema TrueCrypt veröffentlicht. Einerseits nennt er (mögliche) Beweggründe für das abrupte Ende der Verschlüsselungssoftware:

The developers‘ jealousy is perhaps made more understandable by examining the code they have created. It is truly lovely. It is beautifully constructed. It is amazing work to be deeply proud of. Creating something of TrueCrypt’s size and complexity, and holding it together as they did across the span of a decade, is a monumental and truly impressive feat of discipline. So it is entirely understandable when they imply, as quoted below, that they don’t trust anyone else to completely understand and maintain their creation as they have.

Andererseits zeigt er auf, dass bereits einiges an Arbeit in das TrueCrypt-Audit gesteckt wurde und eine Weiterentwicklung der Software unter anderem Namen sehr wahrscheinlich ist.

Wer nach wie vor seine Daten mit TrueCrypt verschlüsseln möchte, braucht sich laut Gibson, immerhin „Security Researcher“, keine Sorgen über die Sicherheit des Programms zu machen.

TrueCrypt may never be as pure and perfect as it is at this moment, today—in the form they created and perfected. Their true final version, 7.1a, may be the pinnacle of this story. So anyone would and should be proud to use and to continue to use this beautiful tool as it is today. [… The] posting stating that TrueCrypt is suddenly insecure (for no stated reason) appears only to mean that if any problems were to be subsequently found, they would no longer be fixed by the original TrueCrypt developer team.

Gibson stellt außerdem die letzte, nicht eingeschränkte TrueCrypt-Version (7.1a) für Windows, Mac und Linux zum Download bereit.