LEAP is a non-profit dedicated to giving all internet users access to secure communication. Our focus is on adapting encryption technology to make it easy to use and widely available. More about LEAP »

For Users

We are working to create a suite of high security communication tools that are reliable and easy to use.

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For Providers

We are working on tools 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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Recent News

Bitmask Desktop v0.8

Good news everyone! Bitmask for Linux 0.8 has been released. For version 0.8, we focused on fixing bugs and rewriting much of the backend code. There are no new features to try out but if you had some issue bothering you then give this new version a try and tell us how it goes.

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New releases for a new year

LEAP is happy to celebrate the days getting longer with shiny new releases of the LEAP platform and Bitmask client for Linux and Android. We resolved over 160 issues for the platform release alone!

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Poodle hot-fix

As you may have heard, there is a new dog in town, and it is a Poodle. Poodle (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is the name for a severe flaw in the SSLv3 protocol, which can be exploited to force connections to reveal plain-text. The Poodle announcement brought with it the death of the SSLv3 protocol, and none too soon. Read more »

Bitmask Android 0.7.0

We've released a new version of our Android client, which improves the stability of our VPN tunnel and fixes a bunch of bugs.

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Bitmask Desktop v0.7.0-rc1 is ready for testing

Starting today users can run a "stable" or "unstable" version of Bitmask. For each new version, we will first issue an "unstable" public release candidate. People who are in position to run bleeding edge code can run the "unstable" version and help us find any problems that we might have missed.

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Platform HotFix Release 0.5.4.1

This Platform release is a hotfix release, resolving a couple issues that came up in the previous release. It fixes tapicero dependency ordering so it will start more reliably (#6004); resolves the /etc/hosts ordering to properly construct the FQDN (#5835); and finally a fix for the logging problem (#6020)

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Bitmask Public Beta

The LEAP Encryption Access Project (LEAP) is launching the first public beta of the Bitmask application for Linux and Android. Bitmask is an open source application to provide easy and secure encrypted communication. You can choose among several different service providers or start your own. Bitmask supports VPN with Encrypted Email coming soon.

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Release 0.6

This release gets the award for most improved, with a focused on major overhauls of the Android and Linux Bitmask clients. These apps now have better security, usability, and stability. We have temporarily broken our practice of releasing all projects with the same version at the same time.

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Release 0.5.2

Along with ongoing bug fixes and stability enhancements, the 0.5.2 release of the bitmask client focused on improving VPN security features added in the prior release. In Android development, we are laying the groundwork for better coordination with ics-openvpn which will improve stability and user experience. We plan to launch our beta VPN service in the coming weeks. All of our code that is released is now signed by the LEAP code signing key (key ID 0x1E34A1828E207901, Fingerprint 1E45 3B2C E87B EE2F 7DFE 9966 1E34 A182 8E20 7901).

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Release 0.5.1

We are happy to announce the 0.5.1 LEAP release, code named "los trecesemanas" or "lil less leaky". This rapid round of development focused primarily on getting our Encrypted Internet Proxy (VPN) system secured against data leakage, as well as the continued refactor of the soon to be released encrypted email service.

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