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True Crypt was initially released as version 1.0 in February 2004, based on E4M (Encryption for the Masses).
Hafner alleges all versions of E4M always belonged only to Secur Star, and Le Roux did not have any right to release it under such a license.True Crypt is a discontinued source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE).It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (under Microsoft Windows except Windows 7/8 boot drive with GPT) the entire storage device (pre-boot authentication).On , the True Crypt website announced that the project was no longer maintained and recommended users to find alternative solutions.Though development of True Crypt has ceased, an independent audit of True Crypt has concluded that no significant flaws are present.True Crypt Team member David Tesařík stated that Le Roux informed the team that there was a legal dispute between himself and Secur Star, and that he received legal advisement not to comment on any issues of the case.
Tesařík concluded that should the True Crypt Team continue distributing True Crypt, Le Roux may ultimately be held liable and be forced to pay consequent damages to Secur Star.
To continue in good faith, he said, the team would need to verify the validity of the E4M license.
However, because of Le Roux's need to remain silent on the matter, he was unable to confirm or deny its legitimacy, keeping True Crypt development in limbo.
Thereafter, would-be visitors reported trouble accessing the True Crypt website, and 3rd party mirrors appeared online making the source code and installer continually available, outside of official sanction by the True Crypt Team.
In the FAQ section of its website, Secur Star maintains its claims of ownership over both E4M and Scramdisk, another free encryption program.
The company states that with those products, Secur Star "had a long tradition of open source software", but that "competitors had nothing better to do but to steal our source code", causing the company to make its products closed-source, forcing potential customers to place a substantial order and sign a non-disclosure agreement before being allowed to review the code for security.