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hpr1780 :: 16 - TrueCrypt and GnuPG - An Update

GnuPG and TrueCrypt updated, and how we support free software.

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Hosted by Ahuka on Friday 2015-05-29 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: TrueCrypt, GnuPG, support.

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Previously we looked at the issues around TrueCrypt and Heartbleed, and noted that a fundamental problem was that technologies we rely on to be safe are often developed and maintained by volunteers or people on a shoestring budget. There is now more news worth looking at in this respect, so it is time for an update. For more go to


Editor's Note 2022-03-27: Tag changed from GnuPGP to GnuPG

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Comment #1 posted on 2015-05-29T19:58:49Z by Dave Morriss

Thanks for this update

Thanks Ahuka,

I was not aware of the problems suffered by Werner Koch regarding the funding of GnuPG. As a frequent user of this software this situation seems lamentable. His donation page is at

Comment #2 posted on 2015-06-11T03:39:18Z by Alison Chaiken

TrueCrypt vs. GPG

Thanks for this wonderful series. I've listened to them all, and, notably, installed K9-Mail and the encryption extension for Gmail after listening to that episode.

I missed listening to this episode why one might consider using TrueCrypt when GPG is under active development. What features does TC have that GPG lacks?

Comment #3 posted on 2015-06-17T17:49:15Z by Kevin O'Brien


Bear in mind that any answer is provisional and for the present time, but the fact that TrueCrypt has been audited and passed the audit is a big advantage in my book.

Comment #4 posted on 2022-03-27T18:06:30Z by elmussol


Tag should be GnuPG not GnuPGP.

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