Does the website hide a secret message?

Now here at BestVPN we are not paranoid tin-hatters who indulge in conspiracy theories, even though the whole NSA being a secretive all-powerful and unaccountable government organization who spies on everything everybody does all the time thang turns out to be absolutely and objectively true

The sudden and rather bizare withdrawal of the popular and well regarded TrueCrypt encryption software by its anonymous developers, however, has resulted in no small amount of paranoia and conspiracy theories among the security community, many of whom (with some reason to our mind), consider the fact of the devs hasty recommendation of Microsoft’s BitLocker as a replacement to TrueCrypt so absurd that it must be some kind of warrant canary, warning users to run for the hills.

We have now come across a very interesting new titbit, courtesy of one urbanadventurer, who notes…

It concerns the oddly worded English sentence: “WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues”

Here is an analysis from PasteBin (

truecrypt hidden message

Now, we have looked at the TrueCrypt sourceforge webpage

Truecrypt webpage

… and checked our rusty Latin using Google Translate…

truecrypt hidden message google translate


Of course, we have also seen it suggested that the whole thing is a deliberate plot by the NSA to discredit TrueCrypt just as researchers found there were no back doors or serious flaws in the program, in order to discourage the use of software whose encryption the NSA could not crack…

Douglas Crawford I am a freelance writer, technology enthusiast, and lover of life who enjoys spinning words and sharing knowledge for a living. You can now follow me on Twitter - @douglasjcrawf.

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7 responses to “Does the website hide a secret message?

  1. Do you see what I see?
    TrueCrypt didn’t have a release for a long time(7.1a), and know, devs, SUDDENLY released 7.2 version, and started telling people to decrypt TC volumes and drives, because it’s insecure,and btw there are no release notes in 7.2? Did you get it? *NSA* probably suppressed the whole dev team and inserted a backdoor to new TC version( which, by the time of writing, was downloaded more than 180,000+ times) that sends a password used to decrypt volume to them, and since human beings are lazy, they would use the same password twice, and another *ideally* secure encryption would be a little obstacle for the NSA and their CIA comrades.

  2. Very interesting find. Im inclined to believe it, given the nature of cryptography, and the mysterious take down of the truecrypt project.

    Well done!

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