Possible TrueCrypt Fork in the Works

    Date19 Jun 2014
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Although the developers behind the TrueCrypt encryption software have given up the ghost and decided to no longer maintain the application, interest in the project has never been higher. But, one of the developers says that a nascent effort to fork TrueCrypt is unlikely to succeed.
    Matthew Green, a cryptographer and professor at Johns Hopkins University, has been part of an effort for the last several months to audit the TrueCrypt code and look for any serious vulnerabilities or backdoors and has helped raise funds for the project. In an email to one of the TrueCrypt developers, Green said that a group of people with deep experience in cryptography would like the project to continue and would rather fork it than start with a blank slate.

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