But I’m sure you people can answer it for me. There is some uncertainty about a
possible backdoor and 7.1a is believed to be a one that has no backdoor.
Personally I use 7.1 for years and all other versions before. I’ve heard
theories that truecrypt stopped with development because of this, but that is
speculation. I’ve also heard that a crypto professor did research and couldn’t
find anything. Let’s assume (we don’t know) that 7.1a (with the given md5 hashes,
I don’t know if there can be any clashes with files like this) is THE version
then that is the one you should use.
My question is what is exactly the backdoor ? Since tryecrypt is only an application I
assume it must be in the volume itself created by truecrypt, it should add a
backdoor in the volume in one way or another, perhaps add an extra master password to access it? Or are the encryption algorithms used weak or not the “real” algorithms, fake algorithms maybe? Furthermore if there is a truecrypt version with a backdoor and an other
version with no backdoor is the backdoor added when using a wrong version?
You can mount old volumes with newer versions and vice versa. If you created
your initial volume with an old version and upgraded 20 times your application there are 20
chances that one of those versions added a backdoor. In that case I would say
create a new volume with 7.1a, copy all files into it and destroy the original
But my question is what kind of backdoor would that be?