Serious security flaws have been discovered in TrueCrypt, placing users who insist on using the legacy encryption system at risk.
The system encryption service, axed last year after Microsoft terminated support for Windows XP, was canned without warning due to "unresolved security issues" in May 2014.
TrueCrypt is still available for download -- but is recommended only if you are migrating data on drives encrypted by TrueCrypt. Instead, PC users who wish to encrypt their hard drives and virtual disk images are asked to download the spin-off Veracrypt or use Microsoft's BitLocker instead.
The need to move on from Truecrypt is now more pressing thanks to the discovery of two severe security flaws in the program by James Forshaw, a member of Google's Project Zero security team.
Time to make the move from TrueCrypt to VeraCrypt (which isn't that bad anyway since the GUI is the same with a few tweaks). Thanks to Pranav (blueelvis) for sharing an article related to that on my Facebook!