Hi all. I just registered, because I think there are a few theories circulating, that could be excluded. TC was a CIA honeypot. If it was, why should the CIA suddenly make people suspicious with this latest move? Doesn't make any sense. Now let's put ourselfes into the position of a developer. The NSA knows your identity and you are threatened to cooperate. What would a real collaborator do? He would release the next version and would not make people suspicious by posting these things. What would you do, to warn people? Is it enough to post on security blogs or forums? No, because you can't proove who you are. The only real option you have, is to send a message through the TC webpage. The message: If you are the developer and you discover a security flaw in Win XP, what would you do? You would warn about XP. But you would mention the other Win and the Linux version is unaffected and can be used further. If the flaw affects all Windows versions, you would warn about Win, but again mention that Linux is ok, wouldn't you? So we can conclude from the message already, that the problem is NOT Windows related! No matter what the text says, it's the only logical conclusion. But a problem stays: how can you, if you put yourself into the shoes of the devs, warn the public - warning them is not allowed, it must be legally watertight. HOW could you warn and WHEN would you do it? I would exaggerate my recommendation that really everyone is rubbing his eyes. "Use MS Bitlocker." In the same sentence, they even mentioned that a product of Win was not secure, without any technical useful explanation, but then they recommend MS in the same sentence. That's brilliantly obvious! Only if the hidden warning is so extreme, that it contradicts every reason, why people use your software! You just recommend an most obvious contradiction to everything why TC is being used. And WHEN would you send the warning? The best moment would be, BEFORE the first unsecure version is about to be released. The job for the project, to check the TC code, maybe just got much easier: If I were Green, I would now concentrate to analyze the differences between 7.2 and 7.1a first. That could be the third big hint, packed into this one sentence. So this sentence contains at least 4 warnings: 1. If TC was from the beginning a CIA honeypot, this warning would not exist. TC would still be a perfect honeypot, until the flaws are discovered. No need to blow it up previously. The developers are unknown anyway. 2. Win is not the problem. 3. Do not trust the software from now on. Check the differences between 7.2 and previous versions! 4. The acronym n...s...a... in the warning. And why did the devs not simply stop developing TC instead of releasing an unsecure version? Since the NSA knows you, and you have broken several licenses, you have a huge potential legal problem. It could mean to ruin you financially and get you into jail. But if you are collaborative and release a version, that helps us... Being blackmailed you agree to collaborate. And if you could find a solution to warn the public in the right moment, the damage to users would be minimal... My 2 ct.