After rumors and fears regarding the possibility of a “back door” vulnerability in TrueCrypt encryption software that have been extant since 2013, an audit was performed to attempt to detect such vulnerabilities that could be used by the government (or others). NCC Group’s Cryptography Services conducted the audit and issued their report this month. The good news is that although four vulnerabilities were discovered, none of them could lead to bypass of confidentiality according to the auditors.
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.