Author Archives: Steve Gibson

The “Encryption” Debate

“Encryption” is quoted in the title of this essay because encryption is NOT what any of this is actually about. The debate is not about encryption, it’s about access. It should be called “The Device Access Debate” and encryption should … Continue reading

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Yes… TrueCrypt is still safe to use.

So opens the short editorial I wrote this morning and placed at the top of GRC’s new TrueCrypt Final Version Repository page. The impetus for the editorial was the continual influx of questions from people asking whether TrueCrypt was still … Continue reading

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An Imagined Letter from the TrueCrypt Developer(s)

As I wrote yesterday, we know virtually nothing about the developer(s) behind TrueCrypt. So any speculation we entertain about their feelings, motives, or thought processes can only be a reflection of our own. With that acknowledgement, I’ll share the letter … Continue reading

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Whither TrueCrypt?

My guess is that the TrueCrypt self-takedown is going to turn out to be legitimate. We know NOTHING about the developers behind TrueCrypt. Research Professor Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins Cryptographer who recently helped to launch the TrueCrypt Audit, is currently … Continue reading

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A quick mitigation for Internet Explorer’s new 0-day vulnerability

The Internet industry press has been milking the news of the end of Windows XP support for much more than it’s worth. Now, over the weekend, we get news of another, in a continuing series of, (0-day) flaws in Internet … Continue reading

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The Lesson of Lavabit

An implication of undeliverable security painted a bullseye…Post’s Permalink On Thursday, August 8th, Ladar Levison, the owner and operator of the semi-secure Lavabit.com eMail system, shut down his nearly ten year old service rather than be forced to continue to … Continue reading

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IronMan 3 was “Unbelievable”… but not in a good way.

My two-cent take on IronMan 3: This was a Disney/Marvel collaboration. Perhaps one problem was that it was too much Disney and insufficient Marvel. The thing I was conscious of at many points throughout the movie, was that in ridiculously … Continue reading

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