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 […]

Espionage 3.5.3 Released!

Version 3.5.3 addresses an important data leak introduced in 3.5.2, improves Mavericks compatibility, and adds other important bug fixes, please update right away! If you’d like to localize Espionage into your language, please contact us. SECURITY: Bug introduced in 3.5.2 that resulted in all folder paths of an unlocked Folder Set being logged to the […]

Phasing out support for Espionage 2 + Last chance to upgrade!

It has been almost five years since we announced Espionage to the world. Since then, we’ve gone through three major versions. I would like to sincerely thank all of our customers, and everyone who has supported our work in any way, whether it was by purchasing a license to Espionage, writing a review, or just […]

“The FBI has not been here” as it applies to Espionage

Some smart librarians figured out a way to get around FBI gag orders through an interesting technicality: Taking cue from the librarians, we’ve updated Espionage’s homepage with the the following blurb: Viewing the source for Espionage’s homepage reveals a signed section that explains the types of changes that can and cannot be made to the […]

Espionage 3 — Source Code Available to Security Professionals

Oh boy, we’re really excited about this! Not only do we have an update for you today, but we’re super thrilled to announce that as of today, security professionals can obtain access to Espionage 3’s source code! 😀 I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but I never felt comfortable releasing the code for […]

The Apache (Contributor’s) License Agreement Is Very Dangerous

EDIT: All of this applies to the regular Apache License (v2) as well, and any other licenses that use its language. I’ve contacted Apache on their legal list about this and am waiting to hear back. UPDATE 2 3: Apache’s last reply on September 15, 2013:  “In response to your request for a formal answer […]