"Tin Hat appears to be a university project out D'Youville
College in Buffalo, New York. At least, the release announcement
came from the chair of the IT department there, Dr. Anthony G.
Basile, who also leads the project. The project website is hosted
among the College's open source projects.
"According to the Tin Hat project page, Tin Hat "aims towards
the ideal of guaranteeing zero information loss should the attacker
physically acquire the box -- either the adversary is faced with no
file system to even begin cracking, or if any non-ephemeral memory
is found, the adversary should not be able to tell if he is looking
at encrypted data or random noise."