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[Advisory] Bug in codename filtering feature with handling Unicode characters

SecureDrop 2.3.0 introduced a new preference to prevent initial submissions that consist only of a source’s seven word codename. Due to an implementation error, when this feature is active, initial messages containing Unicode characters will result in a server error.We will issue a bugfix release later this month.This preference is … Read More

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The SecureDrop Client is ready for translation

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting community translations for the SecureDrop Client, the graphical application at the heart of the (beta) SecureDrop Workstation, through which journalists can more conveniently and efficiently communicate with sources and securely view their submissions. Read More

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Why we are rotating the SecureDrop release key

SecureDrop releases are digitally signed using a release key. This allows anyone to verify the integrity of a SecureDrop release, to mitigate the risk of tampering by third parties. After nearly 5 years in use, as a purely precautionary measure, we are rotating the release key. Read More

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Second independent audit of SecureDrop Workstation completed

We are pleased to announce that Trail of Bits has completed the second independent audit of the SecureDrop Workstation, directly funded by The New York Times. This audit, which took place in December 2020 and January 2021, is the result of a two-engineer, six person-weeks effort. The SecureDrop Workstation, based on Qubes OS, is our next-generation platform which allows journalists to safely retrieve, decrypt, open and export anonymous submissions. It is currently being used in a limited pilot, and the first audit of the SecureDrop Workstation was completed in late 2018. Read More

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Advisory: Outage of some long-running instances after SecureDrop 1.7.0 release

On January 27, the SecureDrop 1.7.0 update affected the availability of some longer running SecureDrop instances. This was due to a bug introduced by a recent code change. Read More

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SecureDrop Advisory: End-of-life for v2 onion services and Ubuntu 16.04

SecureDrop administrators and users should be aware of two upcoming critical migrations that are required to keep SecureDrop instances online. Read More

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Advisory: Temporary Certificate Error on apt.freedom.press

On January 3, the HTTPS certificate for the the SecureDrop package repository, apt.freedom.press, expired. It has since been renewed. The temporary expiry was the result of an oversight on our part. It did not cause any delays of pending software updates for your SecureDrop servers, and no administrative action is required. Read More

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Introducing Onion Names for SecureDrop

We are pleased to announce that human-readable onion addresses in the format (yourname).securedrop.tor.onion are now available for SecureDrop instances using v3 onion services that are listed in the SecureDrop directory. Read More