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Responsibly Bringing a new Cryptography Product to Market

Post Snowden, technologists have rushed a variety of “liberation tech” projects to market, making boastful claims about their cryptographic capabilities to ensure the privacy of their customers. These goals are noble but the results have sometimes been embarrassing. We’re building a new crypto product ourselves: a high-level secure-by-default framework developers can use to build end-to-end […]

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Analyzing the Anatomy of a Software Bug

This week, the blog post Anatomy of a Software Bug is being discussed among the developers at SpiderOak. The post depicts the situation that any programmer finds themselves in if they have ever worked on a large system that has been in existence for an appreciable amount of time. The details of the bugs change, but the […]

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Pushing on the Open-Source Crypton Effort

After 5 years working on Firefox at Mozilla, last week I began a new adventure at SpiderOak. And whereas I will be working on a wide range of projects, my main focus will be directing the Crypton, open-source project. Earlier this year I read about Crypton, SpiderOak’s open-source web framework that makes scalable, privacy-centered web applications much easier to […]

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Drink Your Ovaltine: Encryption 101

When it comes to cryptography, there are no experts. It is considered to be a constantly evolving field. If you started learning today, it is accepted that you might see something new in the code, or do something better that lifelong cryptographers have missed. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of […]

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Download The Newest Version of SpiderOak

Today we are proud to release our newest version – SpiderOak 5.0. DOWNLOAD 5.0 – HERE The most significant addition is SpiderOak Hive – a simple drag and drop folder that allows you to sync files across all your devices. For more information on Hive, feel free to visit https://spideroak.com/hive/.   You can read about […]

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SpiderOak Launches 5.0 Beta

Today we are proud to release the SpiderOak 5.0 Beta. It comes as the result of a lot of hard work and planning and we are excited to get it into the hands of our users. The most significant addition is SpiderOak Hive which makes syncing data between your various devices simple and easy. You […]

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Latest & Greatest: Calling all Beta Users

Greetings SpiderOak Users! We have been working diligently on a new SpiderOak 5.0 / SpiderOak Mobile 2.0 release which contains many exciting new features including a central sync folder (think Dropbox but with ‘Zero-Knowledge’ privacy), operating system integration allowing for right-click functionality (initially only on Windows), and several other enhancements to the overall application and […]

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NEW FEATURE: What would you call it?

Saying this is an exciting time at SpiderOak is an understatement. There are so many wonderful things happening. One of which is a major release, Version 5.0, coming in the next few weeks. This release will include many fixes as well as a couple additional features. Stay tuned for posts about these fixes and features. […]

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Security Vulnerability in Py-Bcrypt 0.2

This blog post is probably only interesting to programmers. Regular SpiderOak users can safely ignore this article. (It is not related to the SpiderOak backup and sync software.) There’s a security vulnerability with py-bcrypt. The vulnerability allows an attacker (“Eve”) to login as any user by making a login attempt with a bogus password, overlapping […]

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PowerPC Mac Users: ATTENTION!

In the past three months, 0.13% of the SpiderOak clients that have logged in have done so from a PowerPC system. We certainly have every expectation that this percentage will continue its slow decline. It is rather sad, but unfortunately maintaining SpiderOak’s evolving functionality along with support for the PowerPC version is an increasingly taxing […]

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