Network Security

TrueCrypt audit to continue, despite software’s shaky future

Despite a recent announcement throwing the future of whole-disk encryption tool TrueCrypt into limbo, a security audit of the free software will continue.

Last Thursday – the day after news broke regarding software developers' decision to no longer maintain TrueCrypt – the Open Crypto Audit Project took to Twitter to announce that a “formal cryptanalysis of TrueCrypt 7.1” would move forward.

The final audit report is expected to be released in the next few months, the group said.

Last week's decision to stop development of the 10-year-old software appeared to purposefully coincide with the end-of-support of Windows XP, an operating system that supported the encryption software.

On Friday, an audit organizer, Kenn White, also told Ars Technica that the project would continue on, as the community deserved the analysis, and people would “continue to use [TrueCrypt] for better or worse.”

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