TrueCrypt Developer: fork is not a good idea




One of the supposed TrueCrypt developers would find it a good idea that a fork is made of TrueCrypt. Starting from scratch will not cost a lot more work than getting to know and understand the code, he or she shall.

TrueCrypt The anonymous, presumed TrueCrypt developer made ​​his statements in an e-mail exchange with Matthew Green, cryptography professor at an American university. “I do not think forking TrueCrypt will be a good idea,” writes the developer. “The completely rewriting the source code is something we wanted to do for some time.”

The developers of TrueCrypt warned users of versleutelsoftware late May that they could better not use the software. Maybe there are vulnerabilities in the software. Moreover, while a new version of the software introduced that provides only the ability to decrypt, so users can get. Still in their files already encrypted files Encrypting files is no longer supported.

It is still unclear why the software is taken off line, but since the warning of the TrueCrypt developers there have been calls to forking the software. According to the anonymous TrueCrypt developer is better to start from scratch. “That will not cost a lot more work than getting to know and understand all parts of the TrueCrypt source code.” In addition, the developer has no problem if the source code of TrueCrypt is used as a reference.

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