After TrueCrypt mysteriously discontinued itself, VeraCrypt became the most popular open source disk encryption software used by activists, journalists, and privacy conscious people.
Due to the huge popularity of VeraCrypt, security researchers from the OSTIF (The Open Source Technology Improvement Fund) announced at the beginning of this month that it had agreed to audit VeraCrypt
Britain’s top crime fighting force has failed in a legal attempt to force alleged hacker Lauri Love to hand over his hard disk’s encryption keys. In a landmark case, District Judge Nina Tempia said the investigative agency should have used the normal police powers rather than a civil action to obtain the evidence. Lauri Love, a 31-year-old hacker, has been accused of aiding
CipherShed and VeraCrypt developers stand ready to step in for TrueCrypt now that the cryptanalysis phase of the audit is complete and no backdoors were discovered.
NCC Group Cryptography Services announced it will shortly begin an audit of OpenSSL.
The organizers of the TrueCrypt audit expect the cryptanalysis of the open source encryption software to begin shortly; phase two will be handled by NCC Group’s Cryptography Services practice.