Espionage 3.6.2 Released!

Espionage 3.6.2 delivers an important security fix to address a plausible deniability issue with folders that were set to auto-lock, and it also brings important improvements and bug fixes: Security The path for folders set to auto-lock was leaked in previous versions, compromising their plausible deniability (PD). If you require PD for those folders make […]

2014 Apple iMessages security update

A few days ago I made the following tweet: Repeat after me: Apple iMessages IS NOT end-to-end encrypted. cc @EFF — Greg Slepak (@taoeffect) November 6, 2014 I’d like to apologize for the wording of that, as it could have been written in a more accurate way. To help clear up any confusion, I spent the […]

Espionage 3.6.1 Released! Yosemite Compatible.

Espionage is Yosemite ready. 🙂 New! Added crash reporting mechanism (QuincyKit). Improvements! Large folders should unlock faster now (size check is now done asynchronously) Bug fixes! OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility. Fixed problem causing NSLockError messages in console. Use built-in notifications by default (they display more text than OS X’s or Growl’s). Espionage’s “Window Mode” […]

Major Advancements in Deniable Encryption Arrive in Espionage 3.6

Four months ago, we previewed Major improvements to plausible deniability in Espionage 3.6. Today we’re delivering those improvements, and many more! Overview of Significant Features 1. Plausible Deniability Espionage 3.6 enhances the deniable encryption of previous versions by creating a random number of convincing fake encrypted disk images and a random number of fake Folder […]

Giving away commercial iSpy licenses

iSpy is the low-level tech that powered Espionage versions 1 and 2. It is unique, there are no competing technologies that can do what it does (to my knowledge): monitor and intercept file-system events based on arbitrary filters. It’s how Espionage 2 could display a password-prompt when a user double-clicked on a folder and “pause” […]

Pootle Tutorial: Guide for translators and developers

We’re working on localizing Espionage into many languages, so we installed Pootle, an excellent free and open source web-based localization platform that developers and translators can use for that purpose. To help our translators, I’ve put together what I hope if an easy-to-follow guide on how to use Pootle (partly because Pootle’s documentation on actually […]

Major improvements to plausible deniability in Espionage 3.6

UPDATE July 19, 2014: Espionage 3.6 is out! Go get it! 🙂 Plausible deniability (in cryptography) refers to methods of protecting users (and their encrypted data) from so-called “gun-to-the-head scenarios”: Any situation that involves some type of coercion stands to benefit from plausible deniability. Although unlikely, some users may find themselves threatened into giving up […]