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For Users

We built Bitmask, an open source high security communication application for VPN and encrypted email.

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For Providers

We built the LEAP Platform to automate the deployment of a secure service provider infrastructure.

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For Hackers

Got skills? We need them. Fork, contribute, pentest, and patch our software. Always 100% Free/Libre.

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LEAP Platform 0.10.0 released!

Platform 0.10.0 has been released! This release was made to update of all client-side daemons to newest releases, like Soledad and OpenVPN.

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Bitmask for Android is back!

Our Android app arose from the mothballs! Bug fixes, security updates, works on tablets, fixed login on 7 and supports Android 4.1 to 8. Get it now!

Faster sync, faster encryption

We are hard at work improving Bitmask’s encryption and synchronization times. Benchmarking is showing excellent results. In order to improve Bitmask’s performance for email, recent work on the sync-able and encrypted Soledad data-store has been to adapt it to better handle binary e2e-encrypted data (what we are calling “blobs”). Work in the last months has been in the direction of making the Soledad “blobs” support more reliable, better documented and tested, and to make speed improvements visible.

Improving performance of user encrypted data sync

One challenge with end-to-end email encryption is synchronization of user data among devices. A user wants to see all the contents of her email box on both her computer and her mobile phone, for example. From the technical perspective, this means that the content has to be stored securely (that is, encrypted) on each device, and also synchronized between devices without anyone other than the user being able to see its contents.

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Bitmask 0.9.4: Deep Changes Edition

We are pleased to announce the Bitmask 0.9.4 release, codename “works for you”. This is a release focused on deep architectural changes, performance optimizations, and in response to feedback from many of you, a new user interface for the Bitmask client.

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TorBirdy Integration

I am pleased to announce that we will be working on adding LEAP support to TorBirdy, the extension for Mozilla Thunderbird that configures it to make connections over the Tor network and enhances Thunderbird’s security and privacy settings. Over the next few months – thanks to a grant funded by NLnet – we will work on making general improvements to TorBirdy, and on integrating LEAP support using the Bitmask WebSockets API. Please subscribe to the leap-discuss mailing list to keep track of the development!