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HOW ABOUT ADDING UPDATE ALERT FEATURE?

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First of all let me congratulate Veracrypt team for excellent work in reviving Truecrypt and improving security features further. Barring issue of longer startup time, I like the new version 1.17 very much. Thanks VeraCrypt. Would it be possible to add feature like update alert, because many a time consumers don't even know about recent updated versions. It will be a great favor if we get "New update Available" alert, whenever a new version is released.

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Enigma2Illusion wrote Jun 27, 2016 at 4:18 PM

Linking the thread below for additional refinement to this update alert request.

https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/discussions/646104

edwardotis wrote Jul 1, 2016 at 6:35 AM

Any updates on this proposed feature? I just found that I had been using a version a version of Veracrypt with multiple published exploits. I think that it's absolutely critical for security software to have a feature to notify users of security related updates.

I don't mind if the installer asks me to activate the notification feature, rather than automatically doing so.
I would even be fine with simply providing an email address to receive release notifications as well. (Though I strongly prefer the application to notify me of an update.)

Thanks!

testoslav wrote Jul 13, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Personally I don't like any software phoning home, least of all veracrypt. If Mounir is going to add a featue like this, it should be strictly optional, because periodic checks reveal you are using encryption and three letter agency can come prepared...