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Espionage 3 / Re: "i Spy not found" error me...
Last post by norm - November 13, 2017, 04:02:15 AM
What the heck is going on here?  Is the Tao Effect server infected with a virus, or been hacked?  Are these incredibly long "responses" infected? 

Can someone who works at Tao Effect, a forum moderator perhaps, write to me something in English, to explain what is going on?
Espionage 3 / Re: "i Spy not found" error me...
Last post by norm - November 12, 2017, 06:06:30 AM
I am sorry but I cannot read your reply, is there any way that you can reply to my question in English? 

Actually, when I apply Google Translate to the reply it does not translate at all.  ???

Espionage 3 / Re: "i Spy not found" error me...
Last post by norm - November 11, 2017, 02:44:46 PM
Corrected error message text (I just rebooted to make sure):

Couldn't establish communication with ispy.  Error 1
Try restarting your computer and/or running Espionage

Espionage 3 / "i Spy not found" error messag...
Last post by norm - November 11, 2017, 02:40:49 PM
how do I stop this error message from showing up every time I reboot my computer?

It is a pop up window which says something to the effect of "i spy not found, please reboot..."

Running OS X 10.11.6.
Espionage 3.6.6

I've deleted the "Espionage" from the applications list (left the "Espionage 3"), and deleted from the library:  iSpy, extensions/ispy.kext, launch Daemons/com.taoeffect.ispy, emptied the trash and rebooted but the error message still showed up.
Espionage 3 / Re: Espionage 3 with Google ba...
Last post by zsolt - November 07, 2017, 12:25:09 AM
Hello, no this is not possible.
Espionage stores the data in encrypted disk image which is recognized only by Mac OS. To Google drive it will look like a folder with a bunch of files in it, these are so called stripes of the disk image. So again, in short, this is not possible.....unless, you combine with another app called tresorit. We tested this to some extent but we never officially embrace it, so you are doing it on your own responsibility, but I will be more then happy to assist you with the process.
Basically, what you do is use Espionage to protect the data on the Mac, and sync the unlocked folder with Tresorit clould, then you use tresorit app to access the files on the iOS or on their web front end.

If you are interested in details, let me know,

Espionage 3 / Espionage 3 with Google backup...
Last post by mdelsman - November 04, 2017, 04:43:37 PM

I've been researching Espionage 3 - and have a question. I'd like to file encrypt on my Mac, use Google backup/sync to store remotely. Any method to view files (do not need edit) via iPhone IOS devices from Google drive? Thanks for helping a newbie...

Espionage 3 / Re: Espionage 3 encrypted fold...
Last post by zsolt - October 20, 2017, 10:50:28 PM
Hello, first of all, my appologies for deleting your previous post, we are fighting spammers on the daily basis, and I was carried away during clicking.

What you say is rather strange, but fortunatelly I encountered the same thing, but not in Espionage!

I downloaded the damn Adobe Flash updater, just as I did thousand times already, and when I doubleclicked on it it mounted as Google Updater??? and it was empty.

But when I check the mounted volumes in /Volumes folder the it is Adobe Flash updater, and there is a file inside, the updater app, but when I try to launch it, it says it does not exist.

So there is something fishy in High Sierra and Volumes, but I had no time to investigate it, because I encountered it during work, and today I'm away traveling.

I will come back on this, in the mean time if you find something on the google, please let me kniw,

Espionage 3 / Espionage 3 encrypted folder m...
Last post by SaturnV - October 19, 2017, 04:57:56 PM
Espionage 3.6.6 on High Sierra 10.13.

Last week I posted a strange alert from Espionage when trying to unlock an encrypted folder. The volume's original name created under Espionage is "Fonts" but Espionage threw a strange alert about not being able to rename "GoogleSoftwareUpdate-" to "Fonts" (see attachment).

After putting the system to sleep and trying again 30 minutes later, Espionage opened the folder successfully and the name was correct. I chalked it up to some kind of bug in High Sierra volume naming since I had had a similar "misnaming" error on an app install volume downloaded from another developer.

Today I had two more instances of really odd volume naming behavior. In one, Espionage said that it unlocked the Fonts folder, but it was shown on the Devices list in Finder as a file and was not accessible. After retrying two times, it opened as a correctly named volume with the contents intact.

Then, after being open for something like 30 minutes, the Volume icon on the Desktop suddenly acquired a Dropbox graphic on it!  When I quickly locked the folder in distress, Espionage threw an error about not being able to access some long URL on Dropbox (unfortunately not captured with a screen grab...), but it did lock the folder.

Attached is a screen grab showing very odd Finder behavior: the Fonts volume is listed as a file and as two instances of a volume open at the same time.  Trying to eject the volumes via Finder failed (it used to work...) and the volume can only be locked from Espionage now.  After locking one of the Fonts volumes via Espionage, the other is now named "Dropbox Installer"! (see attached screen grab).

Am I seeing unstable volume handling in High Sierra, some kind of hack of my system, or is this an Espionage bug??
Please advise.

Espionage 3 / Re: High Sierra
Last post by zsolt - October 09, 2017, 05:55:28 AM
I know that this will be difficult to provide, but if you see that it crashed, can you quickly launch console application and check the allmessages and system log for espionage entries?

In fact, you can do that even now if it crashed recently, just enter in the console search field


see if it returns anything,

Espionage 3 / Re: High Sierra
Last post by Pistarino - October 07, 2017, 01:56:22 AM
I found that sometimes the Espionage icon disappears; I have to relaunch the App to use it. It looks like a silent crash...
macOS High Sierra 10.13 with Espionage 3.6.6