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"TrueCrypt is safer than previously reported, detailed analysis concludes", ArsT


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:05 PM

The TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by millions of privacy and security enthusiasts is safer than some studies have suggested, according to a comprehensive security analysis conducted by the prestigious Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology.

The extremely detailed 77-page report comes five weeks after Google's Project Zero security team disclosed two previously unknown TrueCrypt vulnerabilities. The most serious one allows an application running as a normal user or within a low-integrity security sandbox to elevate privileges to SYSTEM or even the kernel. The Fraunhofer researchers said they also uncovered several additional previously unknown TrueCrypt security bugs.


Source: http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/11/truecrypt-is-safer-than-previously-reported-detailed-analysis-concludes/

This can be seen as a small relief for those who didn't migrate to VeraCrypt (or another encryption software) yet.

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