A minor maintenance update to disk encryption tool TrueCrypt was released yesterday. The release notes cite bugfixes only, so this update may be viewed as optional for users already running at least TrueCrypt 6.1a, the last “highly recommended” maintenance update, absent those experiencing any specific issues.
November 23, 2009
Improvements and bug fixes:
Minor improvements and bug fixes. (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
Such glaring lack of detail in the release notes leaves upgraders unable to ascertain whether the newest fixes do or do not apply to their installations. I have complained about the lack of transparency before though, so I guess the developers have not dropped by. Are there performance improvements, security fixes, new features, or all of the above? Do they apply only to a specific architecture, or everyone? TrueCrypt: your users need to know these things.
In any event I will perform the upgrade to 6.3a on my affected systems for the sake of keeping current.
If you don’t already have Full Disk Encryption on your portable laptop / notebook / netbook computers, this fresh release presents an excellent opportunity to get serious about data theft prevention and fortify your security posture. I offer full service TrueCrypt Full Disk Encryption installation for those who are most comfortable having an expert perform the procedure using streamlined tools. Contact me for information.