[Slackbuilds-users] Truecrypt SlackBuild

Ed Ender skaendo at excite.com
Mon Jul 31 14:02:50 UTC 2017

I would like to recommend that TrueCrypt be removed from SBo.

It has not been maintained since 5/2014, even their website (http://www.truecrypt.org/) says that it should not be considered secure, and they suggest that Windows users to switch to BitLocker. 

The only viable replacement as far as I know is VeraCrypt (available on SBo) that has been forked from TrueCrypt, and is actively maintained.

Many vulnerabilities have been found and fixed since it was forked.

VeraCrypt also supports mounting TrueCrypt volumes according to the FAQ's, so there *should be* no issues migrating.

I have cc'd this to the TrueCrypt SlackBuild maintainer.

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