Espionage 3.0.1 Released!

  • NEW: Spanish Localization
  • IMPROVED: Don’t warn about visibility for folders inside folders on Desktop
  • IMPROVED: Ask for confirmation during setup assistant if user says “no” to launch at login
  • FIXED: Problem unlocking folders when master password is changed
  • FIXED: Allow encryption of folders inside Library
  • FIXED: Allow “Force remove from database…” when disk image is missing
  • FIXED: Allow passwords with non-ascii characters
  • FIXED: Problem unlocking folders when master password is changed

Note that it’s now possible to use Espionage to encrypt folders in ~/Library. Do this at your own risk and let me explain why: with Lion Apple introduced sandboxing which has caused a lot of headaches for many developers. It’s caused massive headaches for us, and was one of the changes that went into our decision to remove application associations. If you encrypt an application’s data with Espionage 3.0.1, there are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Applications might store their data in the ~/Library/Application Support folder, but then if the developer enables sandboxing the operating system will move their data to ~/Library/Containers. If you had their data previously encrypted, this transition may not go smoothly, and even if it does, you might not be aware of it and suddenly the data is now unencrypted in a different location.
  2. Because application associations are gone, you’ll need to unlock the application’s folder before using it. We’re considering our options as to what we can do here, whether it’s bring back application associations or something else, but don’t bet on it yet. The situation is hairy. In the meantime you can set the folder to auto-unlock when you login.

7 thoughts on “Espionage 3.0.1 Released!

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    The Spanish localization went a bit far I think. On my system (English as language, Norwegian as locale) I got ‘Periodo de Prueba. Queda 14 dias’ in the status bar 😉

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    Greg Slepak Post author

    @Tor: whoops, thanks for letting us know! That should be fixed in the next update.

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    I just installed the update, and now I get “Internal error decrypting database, please see system log for details.” whenever I try to unlock it. How do I fix this? I’m running the latest version of Lion.

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    Greg Slepak Post author

    @Rob: please contact support, and send the messages from Espionage in the system log. We don’t provide support here in the comments.

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    So can someone please tell me how am I supposed to DL the 3.0.1 update? I’ve had 3.0.0 crash my finder completely multiple times and I cannot find this update link anywhere on your website.

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    Greg Slepak Post author

    @Dan: Please visit Espionage 3’s homepage to download 3.0.2 (current latest version):

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    Thanks Greg. I found the instructions on how to download the latest version. I had purchased a Mac App store version and didn’t know how to get it. Much appreciated 😀 I like your new version! 😀

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