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Matthew Green
Could I make a suggestion? Please take this as helpful advice, not criticism: STOP USING TRUECRYPT for the time being.
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Paulo Barreto 23 Oct 13
Curious... the FBI allegedly was unable to break Truecrypt in the Daniel Dantas case
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto
I don't want to subscribe to conspiracy theories. For all I know it's fine. But if there's a back door, it's a valuable one.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto
So let's forget about Truecrypt. Let's say it's 2000-something and the Crypto wars have just been 'lost' in the United States.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto
The NSA/FBI/whoever knows that free email encryption exists, but all WDE packages are commercial only. And expensive!
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto
So they launch a project -- call it FreeDisk. They devote some modest resources to it, develop some very decent GUI software.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto
Knowing full well that nobody will be able to compete with something cross platform and easy to use. So far the project is honest.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto
But now you control it. Most people download a Windows binary with an installer. That gives you enormous and selective power.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto
But it's also extraordinarily fragile. Tip your hand once in open court, that's years of work down the drain. So you're careful.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto @kennwhite
NOW: Here's the alternative, innocent theory (cc ). We know the TC trademark was filed in the Czech Republic.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto @kennwhite
As points out, the ages of the TC developers would put them (or their parents) coming up during some brutal regimes.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto @kennwhite
The idea of publishing a tool might be very appealing. The idea of putting your name on it? Not so much.
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Matthew Green 23 Oct 13
Replying to @pbarreto @kennwhite
But the fact is we can't tell which of these stories is true, and unfortunately the software can't speak for itself.
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