A minor bugfix update to the TrueCrypt disk encryption tool, version 7.0a, was released yesterday. The release notes cite minor bugfixes only, so this update may be viewed as optional for users already running at least TrueCrypt 7.0, the most recent major release, absent those experiencing any specific issues.
In terms of the impacted segment of users, the release notes call out a workaround for an issue affecting Windows Vista and later operating systems only (but not Windows XP) and only with specific storage controller device drivers present.
September 6, 2010
Workaround for a bug in some custom (non-Microsoft) drivers for storage device controllers that caused a system crash when initiating hibernation on TrueCrypt-encrypted operating systems. (Windows 7/Vista/2008/2008R2)
Other minor improvements (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
Minor bug fixes (Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux)
I’d make this to be pretty limited in extent, and for a fact it doesn’t impact my installations, all Windows XP systems. But, all the same, I’ve updated three systems here at the lab from version 7.0 without issue.
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