On Wednesday afternoon, the official website for the TrueCrypt
encryption software — which allows users to encrypt hard drives and
sensitive files — was updated to say that it is no longer safe to use.
While the website does not provide additional details about potential
security issues, it does state that development of the decade-old tool
ended this month after Microsoft terminated support for Windows XP. The
very top of the website now reads “WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not
secure as it may contain unfixed security issues,” followed by
instructions on how to migrate from TrueCrypt to BitLocker, Microsoft’s
built-in full disk encryption solution.....
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