NSA spying prompts open TrueCrypt encryption software audit to go viral

    Date11 Nov 2013
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A unique effort to crowdsource a security audit of the popular TrueCrypt open source encryption software appears to be going viral three weeks after it was launched by two U.S. based researchers in response to concerns that the National Security Agency may have tampered with it. The intiative has so far garnered more than $57,000 in donations and bitcoins and attracted over 1,000 volunteers from 30 countries, including a techncial advisory group comprised of some of the world's best regarded cryptographers.
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