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A New Project: hide

By The hide Development Team on 2015-01-18
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It's time for a new project: hide. And as the name suggests, it hides data. It is in fact a steganographic image tool.

We've been slowly working on it for a couple of months now, and were really hoping to have (particularly) the UI a little more polished, but unfortunately the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has decided to go above and beyond by proposing to outlaw encryption.

If he intends to have you brought in for questioning just because he cannot read the data your transmitting across the internet, how about we provide everyone with a simple way to share cat pictures while still getting your message across ;-)

It's still very much in development, but is usable and works excellently along side encrypt. Currently only the lossless image formats PNG, TIFF, and WebP are supported through shared object libraries. Check out the project page as well as the source code (and the lovely test images of myself running).

~ Ashley

encrypt 2015.01

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So we're back again with another early-in-the-year release. There are several bug fixes on all platforms and a couple of new features (again for all platforms). These include: fixed the Android/Windows incompatibility; plugged a range of memory leaks; updated directory handling; advanced users can now disable to standard encrypt file header (see below); new notification on Android for when progress is complete; better random IV; new Slackware package.

NB: If you disable the file header you will need to remember which algorithms and encryption mode you selected when you come to decrypt your files.

That's pretty much it for now, if it doesn't work for you let us know by opening a new bug report, and we'll see what we can do to fix it for you.

Edit: The initial 2015.01 release had a subtle bug regarding secure memory—it didn't request enough from the OS. This resulted in out of memory errors (naturally). We've increased the amount of memory requested, and packaged up a new release: 2015.01.1.

~ The encrypt Development Team