[guardian-dev] first beta release of IOCipher virtual encrypted disks for Android!

Josh Steiner josh at vitriolix.com
Thu Feb 7 15:05:17 EST 2013


Epic news!  congrats guys!

-Josh

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <
hans at guardianproject.info> wrote:

>
> https://guardianproject.info/code/iocipher/
>
> At long last, we are proud to announce the first beta release of IOCipher,
> an
> easy framework for providing virtual encrypted disks for Android apps.
>
>
> * does not require root or any special permissions at all
>
> * the API is a drop-in replacement for the standard java.io.File API, so if
>   you have ever worked with files in Java, you already know how to use
>   IOCipher
>
> * works easiest in an app that stores all files in IOCipher, but using
>   standard java.io with IOCipher is possible
>
> * supports android-7 v2.1 and above
>
> * licensed under the LGPL v3+
>
>
> Adding IOCipher to our InformaCam and NoteCipher apps is already in the
> works. There is already one app in the Play Store built with IOCipher:
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Gryphn.mms&hl=en
>
> We've recently done some heavy testing and bug fixing and this is ready for
> beta status.  That means for many applications, it should be stable with
> reasonable performance.  But its not done yet, and there are some known
> edge
> cases documented in our bug tracker which we aim to address in the next
> beta
> release:
>
> https://dev.guardianproject.info/projects/iocipher/issues
>
>
> Some additional notes on usage:
>
> * single thread/sequential access is the preferred way of using IOCipher
>
> * multi-threaded access possible, but potentially unstable under very high
> load
>
> * VFS now has beginTransaction and completeTransaction to optimize
> performance
>
> * parts of java.io not currently supported: vectored I/O, memory-mapped
> files
>
>
> .hc
>
>
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