Looking at the sudden new content on the TrueCrypt site, the most plausible explanation for me was that it was an attempt to tip people off that they had been tracked down and sent a National Security Letter, without actually breaking the law. Why else would they advocate using Apple’s disk encryption with no encryption selected? Why else would they advocate use of software from Microsoft, who we know cannot be trusted? It smelled like a warrant canary.
Now it seems that may be confirmed:
— Alyssa Rowan (@AlyssaRowan) May 28, 2014
— Alyssa Rowan (@AlyssaRowan) May 30, 2014
Bruce Schneier doesn’t know what’s going on either, and there are some interesting comments on his posting.