Stylometric Analysis Of The TrueCrypt Authored Documents

Aside

Out of curiosity, I performed a basic stylometric analysis on several pieces of material that were known to have been authored by the TC developer(s) and referenced that against a control (a sample of my own writing style from this blog) and the text currently displayed on the TC site. While we were unable to draw many conclusions, the following information may be enlightening:

It appears that the individual who was responsible for the user guide was not responsible for the dialog box message. It is likely that the author of the user guide was the same person who authored the ‘warning’ that was placed upon the site yesterday (chi square 18.462, threshold 20% or 22.76).

The individual who appeared to have composed the dialog message appears also to be the one responsible for some of the source code comments we tested.