TrueCrypt 5

The new TrueCrypt version, 5, is due to be released today. Or so they say

What to expect from this new version? Well, some of the promised features:

  • Whole partition encryption;
  • System partition encryption on Windows;
  • GUI for Linux versions of TrueCrypt;
  • MacOS version.

Now, today is here, and TrueCrypt 5 is still not available. The day is not over yet, so let’s see.

Meanwhile, the people at OSXCrypt released a working version of TrueCrypt for MacOS, compatible with volumes created by TrueCrypt up to versions 4.3a.

And why are the TrueCrypt forums so conveniently closed? I wouldn’t mind if they just came out and said they weren’t able to deliver the new version. If they would just admit that… But well, let’s see if the new version comes out until the end of the day.

2 Responses to “TrueCrypt 5”

  • Not only were the forums down all day, but now is completely unresponsive.

  • In reality, I think we must THANK the OSXCrypt guys.
    TC 5.0 was thought to be “out” three year ago and I get the strong feeling that without their hard work the TC guys wouldn’t have released it.

    All in all we now have BOTH TrueCrypt 5.0 _and_ OSXCrypt as a framework…

    Sounds good to me!

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