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  • 2.0 stars

    "TRUECRYPT IS NO LONGER UNBREAKABLE!!!"

    November 13, 2012  |   By zeroday1

    Pros

    TrueCrpyt provides excellent on the fly encryption as well as the options to create a hidden volume.

    Cons

    With the onslaught of products like "Passware Kit Forensic," TrueCrypt is no longer a viable encryption solution.

    Check out the following links to learn more about this latest development...

    http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=9077


    http://www.lostpassword.com/kit-forensic.htm

    Summary

    In conclusion, I gave this product a 2.5 star rating because while it is no longer able to prevent decryption, it still makes for a great research-project, to say the least.

    Updated on Dec 18, 2012

    While it may seem that some very extenuating circumstances need to be met in order for a program such as "Passware Kit Forensic" to work, True-Crypt is still not out of the woods completely, especially when you consider it's vulnerabilities to an "Evil-Maid" attack...

    Please check out the following links:

    http://theinvisiblethings.blogspot.com/2009/10/evil-maid-goes-after-truecrypt.html


    http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/10/evil_maid_attac.html

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  • Reply by tr0waD on July 8, 2013

    I dont think so... Passware Kit Forensic is a good bruteforce software but that doesnt mean it can break truecrypt encryption. It still depends on your password. if your password is password then any bruteforce software can crack that open in just a few minutes but if you have a good combination password and also use the Two-factor authentication i dont think it'll be easy to open for the next 300 years or so.

  • Reply by kingj0n on April 3, 2013

    ummm....
    year 2009.... the year 2009.
    You're basing your update on an article a few years old.
    Why not base it on what is NOW....

  • Reply by tr0waD on March 26, 2013

    I dont think so, If you know how to do a better password longer than 8 characters then you should be at a top security protection. thats why truecrypt offers a 2nd authentication to even further its capabilities.. even without the 2nd authentication if you have atleast a 128 bit strong password then I dont think Passware Kit Forensic can crack open your encrypted file.

  • Reply by WolfyCL on December 17, 2012

    http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/passware-claims-instantly-decrypt-pgp-i-dont-think-so

  • Reply by Jaeirk on November 24, 2012

    Truecrypt is still as secure as its ever been, however you need to follow a few guidelines so your archive can't be cracked into.

    -Never set your computer to hibernate with a truecrypt disk mounted
    -As soon as you're done using your archive, dismount it
    -Don't leave a hard disk mounted for long periods of time
    -Use a long password (As always)

    Their exploit requires that you have kept your disk mounted either during a hibernation, or that they have access to your computer while a disk is mounted. If you don't let either of those happen, you're good to go.

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