Thursday, May 29, 2014

What I am reading 5/29/2014 - True Crypt Is Not Secure

Ars Technica - "TrueCrypt is not secure," official SourceForge page abruptly warns -

"WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues," text in red at the top of TrueCrypt page on SourceForge states. The page continues: "This page exists only to help migrate existing data encrypted by TrueCrypt. The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms (click here for more information). You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform."

Lots of speculation.  Maybe a little panic.  I think some people are wondering if their data is compromised. One of my general rules in life (and this applies to bitcoin) if the authors of a project are actively maintaining anonymity they are NSA (or CIA or FBI or FSB but in general some 3 letter agency that you don't want in your life).

Sploid - Hamburger Poptarts -

disgusting or sheer genius?

Lifehacker - Find Out What Windows Program Is Using Your Webcam -

If you're worried you might have some malware using your webcam to spy on you, MakeUseOf has a list of steps you can follow to find out which Windows program is the culprit.

The other option is embrace the spying and let them enjoy you in your nude state.  It probably violates the constitution prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment but that's what they get for spying.

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