As the official developers of TrueCrypt discontinued the software and left the following messages on the official website

WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues

I am wondering about all the multiple but credible sources to obtain TrueCrypt 7.1a, if I am correct this was the most common, favoured, and seen as "safest" version to use.

Ideally I am looking for 5+ credible sources which contain the software and matching hashes.

Also I believe the official TrueCrypt website used to list the hash for the corresponding download, are these hashs also visible @ some credible places? I assume the hashes and downloads must be the same @ all credible sources.

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The Wikipedia page for TrueCrypt references this link as the final release repository for the last official TrueCrypt release before the project was killed.

Note that this link is from Gibson Research Corporation, a private, for-profit security research firm. I am not endorsing GRC's products in any way.

The source code for TrueCrypt is freely available, and a full audit is currently underway. For the time being, TrueCrypt is still considered secure. Reports that TrueCrypt has been hacked have not been substantiated.

  • istruecryptauditedyet.com - Phase 2 completed on April 2, no major issues or any backdoors found. Follow-up here. – Karan Apr 20 '15 at 9:22
  • Thanks for the update @karan. I was not aware of that. – Wes Sayeed Apr 20 '15 at 9:27

Im afraid its true, TrueCrypt has been cracked according to a number of official sources and is no longer considered a secure means to encrypt emails and such.

PGP ( Pretty Good Protection ) used to be one of the better ways to encrypt stuff as it had a key sent first then the message and without both emails then you couldnt decrypt it.

If I send anything that needs to be encrypted, i pack it in a RAR file with a password and phone the recipient and give them the password or send it in a text message way more secure these days. Winrar is cheap enough to buy and easy enough to use with files of any size.

This is advice and should be taken as such

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    Lol you must be joking. None of what you said is advice to me. My opinion is that truecrypt has not been cracked, I believe the authors were coerced into taking it down as it was too good a protection for the public and was(still is) causing the police, FBI, NSA, etc many problems when any user uses a strong password. – RogerPassfield Apr 20 '15 at 9:03
  • The recent security audit of TC7.1a didn't find any major issues, although there are niggles and a few bugs that are being addressed by forks such as VeraCrypt and others. – Karan Apr 20 '15 at 9:06
  • I know a few guys who spend every day of their lives in the online security business, Truecrypt as you rightly say is being adapted by others, but when this is done on a security program, personally I leave it well alone, if someone other than the original developer is hacking into the code you cant be sure whats in there. As for credible sources, I doubt youd find one other than the main truecrypt site, the rest would just be too untrustworthy to download. Proceed with extreme caution. – PCDATALINCS Apr 20 '15 at 9:15
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    TrueCrypt being cracked is a factually inaccurate statement. Please cite the numerous official sources you refer to. A full security audit of the source code is currently underway and thus far, no issues have been uncovered. – Wes Sayeed Apr 20 '15 at 9:16
  • @PCDATALINCS you are not a serious person, Telling people to download from the official website shows your support for the NSA Backdoored alternative that is the ONLY download being offered there. I personally know three people who had their laptops seized and the police tried to threaten them into giving the passwords as they could not access them, 2 years later to this day the police still hold their laptops refusing to give them back until they can access them, it really shows all the "cracks" and "bugs" this program has.... LOL. Go away you fool nobody here. – RogerPassfield Apr 20 '15 at 9:20

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