Anybody who has worked with me in the past knows that I am interested in security. More on that another time. That being said, I have hitherto used and advocated specific uses of the program TrueCrypt, which basically lets one encrypt drives or containers of files.

The program has suddenly been pulled off of the interwebs, with the home page stating that it is not secure and instructing users to convert to other types of encryption provided by generally available operating systems. arstechnica has some more details, but still questions the legitimacy of the announcement. The only versions of the program that are left for download are apparently only able to decrypt for purposes of this migration.

The whole thing seems very strange to me.

As a reader of Bruce Schneier’s blog, and some of his other work, I am left asking myself, what would Schneier do?

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