Espionage 3.7 Released!

Espionage 3.7 (and 3.7.1) bring improved macOS Mojave support. Changes New! macOS Mojave Dark Theme support. Fixes macOS Mojave broke restoring folders, this build fixes that. Fixed some potential memory leaks and new compiler warnings. (3.7.1) Crash during setup on macOS Mojave. The signature for Espionage.dmg is here and also here (pubkey here). The SHA256 […]

Espionage 3.6.6 Released!

Nothing exciting, just an important bug fix. In the meantime, we’re continuing our work to sustainably open-source Espionage. Fixes Fixed crash on macOS Sierra during installation. The signature for Espionage.dmg is here and also here (pubkey here). The SHA256 of the main binary is also noted below. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€ $ openssl dgst -sha256 Espionage.app/Contents/MacOS/Espionage SHA256(Espionage.app/Contents/MacOS/Espionage)= […]

[Security] Protecting Mail On Recent Versions Of OS X

It has been brought to our attention that recent versions of Mail on OS X (perhaps starting with 10.10, but definitely sinceย 10.11), will re-download all of your email from your email server. And since your server doesn’t encrypt your email, that’s a serious concern. This means that the following attack is possible to bypass Espionage’s […]

Espionage 3.6.3 drops 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 + Sparklegate Fix

EDIT February 17, 2016: 3.6.4 and 3.6.5 release notes included here as there are only minor changes. We’re momentarily back from our break in cryptocurrency-research-land (where we’ve been advancing our goal of sustainably open-sourcing Espionage) to bring you the immediate release of Espionage 3.6.3! “But wait! This doesn’t seem like such an exciting release! What […]

(UPDATED) Sky Not KINDA Falling: Sparklegate Not As Bad As It Could Be

UPDATE February 1, 2016: It turns out some users are vulnerable to this attack. Read this followup post! Sparklegate is the term I’ve coined for the recent discovery that, allegedly, every OS X machine out there is vulnerable to RCE (remote-code-execution) attacks because the widely used Sparkle framework, along with OS X’s standard WebView component, […]

[Job] Design focused Cocoa developer for Espionage 3

Espionage is a highly rated personal data encryption app for Mac OS X. It currently follows a “source code available” policy, but we think the right thing to do is to completely open source the product. However, this comes with two significant challenges: If we open source Espionage improperly, there is an extremely significant risk […]

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 […]

Espionage 3.6.1 Released! Yosemite Compatible.

Espionage is Yosemite ready. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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” […]