I have been using TrueCrypt for a long time now. However, someone pointed me to a link that described the problems with the license.
IANAL and so it really didn't make much sense to me; however, I want my encryption software to be open source — not because I can hack into it but because I coan trust it.
Some of the issues with it I have noticed:
- There is no VCS for the source code.
- There are no change logs.
- The forums are a bad place to be. They ban you even if you ask a genuine question.
- Who really owns TrueCrypt?
- There were some reports of tinkering with the MD5 checksums.
To be honest, the only reason why I used TrueCrypt was because it was open source. But however, some things are just not right.
Has anyone ever validated the security of TrueCrypt? Should I really be worried? Yes I am paranoid; if I use an encryption software, I trust it with all my life.
If all my concerns are genuine, is there any other open source alternative to TrueCrypt?