Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2016
Security audit reveals critical flaws in VeraCrypt, promptly fixed with a new release

“VeraCrypt is much safer after this audit, and the fixes applied to the software mean that the world is safer when using this software.” The security researcher Jean-Baptiste BĂ©drune from Quarkslab and the cryptographer Marion Videau  have discovered a number of security vulnerabilities in the popular encryption platform VeraCrypt. A new audit of the disk-encryption […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 23, 2015
TrueCrypt is safer than previous examinations suggest

A new security audit the TrueCrypt software confirmed that even if it is plagued by some vulnerabilities, the application is effective when it comes to protecting data. TrueCrypt, secure or insecure … that is the question. A group of Ten auditors from the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology has conducted a six-month audit of TrueCrypt […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 30, 2015
Are you still using TrueCrypt? Beware of these 2 critical flaws!

The popular security expert James Forshaw has discovered two critical flaws in the driver that TrueCrypt installs on Windows systems. Bad news for Windows users who have decided to use TrueCrypt to encrypt their hard drives, the researcher James Forshaw, a member of Google’s Project Zero team, has discovered two serious vulnerabilities affecting the popular […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 02, 2015
Operation Potao – hackers used a trojanized version of TrueCrypt

ESET issued a report on a cyber espionage campaign dubbed Operation Potao that relied on the diffusion of a trojanized Russian language version of TrueCrypt. Despite TrueCrypt development was mysteriously interrupted last year, the popular open-source encryption tool still represents the ideal choice for individuals that need to encrypt their data. Recently ESET published an interesting report […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 03, 2015
TrueCrypt doesn’t include a backdoor according to a security audit

The security audit of the popular encryption software TrueCrypt reveals the absence of the backdoor and other significant flaws exploitable by the NSA. The news of the day is the conclusion of the security audit of the popular encryption tool TrueCrypt that confirmed the absence of any backdoor neither critical design vulnerabilities inside the source code. TrueCrypt is a […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2014
Encryption Tool TrueCrypt shuts down mysteriously. Is it unsecure?

Encryption Tool TrueCrypt shuts down mysteriously, a message on the official SourceForge-hosted page is encouraging users to adopt Microsoft Bitlocker. TrueCrypt, another myth is falling down? Many TrueCrypt users have had a nasty surprise visiting the TrueCrypt page at SourceForge, the page content warns visitors that the open source encryption software is not secure and that its […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2012
Accessing to PGP, TrueCrypt, and BitLocker encrypted containers with a ÂŁ300 tool

The news was a bolt from the blue, the confidentiality of our data is at risk, Russian company Elcomsoft has announced that its software tool Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor is able to decrypt encryption containers created with  TrueCrypt, PGP and BitLocker To Go. These software are considered the most common and reliable tools used by […]