Sunday, January 11, 2009, 9:36am
No one knows who wrote TrueCrypt. No one knows who maintains TC. Moderators on the TC forum ban users who ask questions. TC claims to be based on Encryption for the Masses (E4M). They also claim to be open source, but do not maintain public CVS/SVN repositories and do not issue change logs. They ban folks from the forums who ask for change logs or old source code. They also silently change binaries (md5 hashes change) with no explanation... zero. The Trademark is held by a man in the Czech Republic ((REGISTRANT) Tesarik, David INDIVIDUAL CZECH REPUBLIC Taussigova 1170/5 Praha CZECH REPUBLIC 18200.) Domains are registered private by proxy. Some folks claim it has a backdoor. Who Knows? These guys say they can find TC volumes:
For these reasons, I won't use it. Encryption is important and TC looks great and makes great claims, but TC should be more transparent.