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Espionage
Espionage
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Espionage

Version 3.7.3

Simple, state-of-the-art encryption and plausible deniability for your data.

$29.99
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Espionage overview

Espionage offers state-of-the-art encryption and plausible deniability for your confidential data.

Sometimes, encrypting your data isn't enough to protect it. That's why Espionage 3 goes beyond data encryption. You can create multiple master passwords, each protecting an isolated set of folders. Every protected folder can also advertise completely different data, depending on whether it's locked or unlocked. Espionage 3 is also the most secure Espionage yet, featuring AES-256 encryption by default, and scrypt to protect your passwords from even the most powerful of adversaries.

Features
  • Source code available for security professionals.
  • Designed for plausible deniability. Multiple master passwords through Folder Sets. Want two versions of your email? Espionage can handle that.
  • Enhances deniable encryption by creating fake Folder Sets and fake disk images.
  • Laptop-theft tracking apps (like Undercover) work when using Espionage without FileVault.
  • Super-computer defying encryption: AES-256 + scrypt.
  • Silent. Espionage 3 doesn't make it easy for people to know what's encrypted.
  • Folder Actions make it easy to encrypt your email.
  • Quickly access folders via the menu bar and keyboard shortcuts.
  • Works with your favorite backup software like Time Machine and Dropbox.
  • Optionally prevent folder contents from showing up in Spotlight even when the folder is unlocked.
  • High-quality customer support. Yes, given how terrible customer support can be, we consider this a feature.

What’s new in version 3.7.3

Updated on Jan 16 2021

Version 3.7.3:
Fixes:
  • Should hopefully really fix the crash during setup on Big Sur/M1

Information

License

Shareware

Size

8.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.espionageapp.com

Downloads

65304

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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Rsmacupdate
Rsmacupdate
Nov 11 2021
3.7.3
0.0
Nov 11 2021
0.0
Version: 3.7.3
It is now November 2021 and TaoEffect's Espionage is still available and the Knox product has been dropped by Agilebits the makers of 1Password. I had/have licenses to both products. I wouldn't have guessed this outcome or a lot of others I have seen in the last 4+ years. That said, it looks like 4+ years later TaoEffect is still a current updated product. This of course could easily change, but that is true of any of the s/w vendors albeit less likely for some than for others in our opinons at least.
Psychiatry
Psychiatry
May 27 2017
3.6.6
0.0
May 27 2017
0.0
Version: 3.6.6
Before I rely on a company to encrypt my data, the one problem I have is will that company be there 10 years from now? Will their software still be compatible with Mac OS 10.22? Or is this a fly by night company that will leave your data suddenly unusable years from now? I don't know yet. So I'm standing pat and watching this company. Does Espionage allow you to manage Sparse Encrypted Disk Images like Knox does? I would be very interested and probably buy it if it did. If the company croaks, at least Mac OS can decrypt the disk images.
fvonherder
fvonherder
May 3 2017
3.6.6
3.0
May 3 2017
3.0
Version: 3.6.6
A rather innocent and stupid question: I am using espionage 3 to encrypt my sensible data. When i am backing up my data with time machine, the encrypted espionage folders are not backed up like the rest of my non-encrypted-folders... Right? How can i include my espionage folders in the time-machine-backup on my mac? Thanks
Taoeffect
Taoeffect
Feb 15 2016
3.6.3
0.0
Feb 15 2016
0.0
Version: 3.6.3
Important: Starting in 3.6.3, we've dropped support for 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9 because all of these operating systems are insecure. Please see our blog post for further details about this: https://www.taoeffect.com/blog/2016/02/espionage-3-6-3-drops-10-7-10-8-10-9-sparklegate-fix/
Hans_K
Hans_K
Apr 30 2015
3.6.2
2.5
Apr 30 2015
2.5
Version: 3.6.2
Looks like nice software, but... no support for encrypted folders on network volumes. Most of my data resides on a centralised shared network, so cannot use Espionage for it... If it would have supported any volume, I might purchase a license.
zeki893
zeki893
Mar 14 2015
3.6.2
0.5
Mar 14 2015
0.5
Version: 3.6.2
Beware that if you want to open the encrypted files anywhere else other than the the mac you installed it on, you need to copy some hidden essential database files over as well. There are no warnings or reminder that you need to backup this database file if you ever lose the mac or want to recover the encrypted files. If you go to the forums of this app you'll see that there are tons of people who have lost their important files because of this very reason. The design of this part of the app is poor in my opinion. Hopefully you have a backup somewhere that isn't encrypted but that pretty much defeats the purpose of having this app..
Mondele
Mondele
Aug 10 2014
3.6
0.0
Aug 10 2014
0.0
Version: 3.6
What's really holding me back from using Espionage regularly is the lack of an iOS client. I would love to use this to protect my DropBox folder, but until I can access those files in iOS, it is less useful to me. I appreciate the advantages to using this on my computer, and I own a copy, but I find I don't use it as I might because of this lack.
Pistarino
Pistarino
Aug 7 2014
3.6
5.0
Aug 7 2014
5.0
Version: 3.6
I have been using Espionage from former version 2 to protect my data from prying eyes and I found version 3 over the top (at least from when it has left the App Store! :-). It implements in a flawless way the encrypted vaults available with Mac OS X and automates easily their use. The plausible deniability is excellent. The program is excellent. The best available on Mac.
brunoM3731
brunoM3731
Jun 9 2014
3.5.3
4.5
Jun 9 2014
4.5
Version: 3.5.3
Hello, I have been using Espionage for a couple of years with great satisfaction: simple, efficient, perfect. Now recently I had to migrate from one computer to another and needed support to find my encrypted files again. I got an amazing, personal, one on one support that I only wish I did get when I deal with big companies!!! So I have only praises to sing for this software and big thanks for their support again!
uniQue
uniQue
Oct 4 2013
3.5.2
0.0
Oct 4 2013
0.0
Version: 3.5.2
@MacUpdate staff clicking the image for Espionage currently loads an iframe showing the latest App Updates and not the image for Espionage.
Cgc
Cgc
Sep 28 2013
3.5.2
2.5
Sep 28 2013
2.5
Version: 3.5.2
I'm uninstalling Espionage 3 and reverting to Espionage 2 as I really dislike the way version 3 operates. From being asked to enter the unlock password at login, to the way it unlocks the folders, etc. I think version 2 is so much more transparent.
umaromc
umaromc
Sep 24 2013
3.5.2
0.0
Sep 24 2013
0.0
Version: 3.5.2
Not a comment but a question; might this offer an option to set up a secondary, "under duress" password that will, when entered, prompt Espionage destroy a key or small bit of data to render said data instantly useless?
Essadee
Essadee
Sep 21 2013
3.5.1
0.0
Sep 21 2013
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
Truecrypt is more rigorously audited.
Fredbio
Fredbio
Aug 10 2013
3.5
4.5
Aug 10 2013
4.5
Version: 3.5
I have been using Espionage over the last 3 years and it has been a good reliable app. As most of other users, I am always worrying when using a third party software to take care of such critical data as, for instance, emails. No doubt, Espionage does the job efficiently. Sadly, Lion and more recent OSX releases don't help to make it as easy to use as it was previously. But most importantly, the app is one thing, the service is another and on that side, Espionage deserves 5 stars. I recently had an issue and the support answered my need extremely fast, kindly (on a Saturday) and efficiently. And support is key to me for a security application: congratulation guys, and thanks for the work done!
Cgc
Cgc
Feb 10 2013
3.0.4
2.5
Feb 10 2013
2.5
Version: 3.0.4
Meh. A step backwards from Espionage v2 and not nearly as useful.
Mrtomato
Mrtomato
Oct 26 2012
3.0.3
4.0
Oct 26 2012
4.0
Version: 3.0.3
For my purposes, Espionage has been a good reliable app. All I really want to do is keep sensitive documents well out of reach of anyone who gains access to my computer. My only complaint is that it doesn't hide the folder mountpoint. Rather than attempting to come up with innocuous folder names, I just hide the folder with another program. Of course, when I do that, Espionage tells me that the mountpoint is missing until I unhide the folder. Kind of irritating, but I can live with it.
Acuraice
Acuraice
Oct 24 2012
3.0.3
1.0
Oct 24 2012
1.0
Version: 3.0.3
notifications NOT WORKING with ML notification system!! only built in option works as it should, also initial login is slow as balls and spins endlessly and takes forever to unlock only 4 encrypted folders i have set to auto unlock. Also sometimes,once out of every 3 restarts of my computer then after entering the initial master password, 2 menubar icons appear in the menu bar as if 2 separate espionage apps were running at the same time. this used to happen before until i forced an uninstall of the older ispy.kext file,now its happening again. disgusting!Same bugs as before even with the latest update. how did the developers manage to screw up this awesome program so much ever since the 3.0 update? the older versions of espionage were faster,worked flawlessly and never caused any errors or problems. [comment edited for obscene language... please be civil]
monet
monet
Oct 14 2012
3.0.2
2.5
Oct 14 2012
2.5
Version: 3.0.2
Seems to work fine up to and including Lion. On Mountain Lion it will not let me eject external drives. They both ejected fine (Firewire and USB) until I used Espionage to lock some folders on them. I have now totally removed Espionage 3 and still the drives will not eject or dismount. So far I have not been able figure out what is running when the drives are connected and then dismounted, which of course they refuse to do.
Pugwash
Pugwash
Sep 18 2012
3.0.2
3.0
Sep 18 2012
3.0
Version: 3.0.2
Has conflicts with DrivePulse/Drive Genius. Have been trialling Espionage 3 and just couldn't get it to work i.e. almost every folder I dropped to be encrypted a got an error message saying 'resource in use', or something like that. I've sent an email to support but in the mean time have discovered that it has issues with Drive Pulse. The only work around is to turn Drive Pulse off, encrypt the folder then turn Drive Pulse on. Not very satisfactory if you're a Drive Pulse user. They have known about this issue for sometime now, 2011 at least, but no fix. This is just a heads up for everyone and not a critical review hence the stars. If it wasn't for this problem I would have trialled it a bit longer. Link to Drive Pulse issue on Espionage forum: http://www.taoeffect.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=370&p=1243#p1243
tmtsui
tmtsui
Jul 14 2012
3.0.2
3.0
Jul 14 2012
3.0
Version: 3.0.2
Hi, Purchased the app from App Store. It is still version 3.0.0. How come it is not updated? And where can I get the new one?
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