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Third party audit of integrated SecureDrop Workstation completed

The SecureDrop team is currently working on an integrated SecureDrop Workstation that combines the previously separate Journalist Workstation and Secure Viewing Station into a single device, based on Qubes OS. This represents a potential major change to the SecureDrop architecture and threat model, which is why we have sought independent … Read More

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Advisory: Automatic Update Failure from Version 0.10.0 to 0.11.0 on Some SecureDrop Instances

Ordinarily, updates to the SecureDrop servers are performed automatically within 24 hours of a release. After the release of SecureDrop 0.11.0 on December 11, our monitoring service indicated that some SecureDrop instances were not updated as expected. Instances known to be impacted were set up before SecureDrop version 0.4 (released July 25, 2017). Read More

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Join us for a SecureDrop hackathon at Aaron Swartz Day this weekend in San Francisco

Photograph of Aaron Swartz by Sage Ross, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike LicenseAaron Swartz was a brilliant computer scientist, a passionate digital rights activist, and a dear friend to many. He believed fiercely in freedom of speech and information, and dedicated his brief but full life to building the open web, defending … Read More

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Advisory: Server installation failure with UEFI boot mode

Update, October 25: The upstream issue causing the problem described in this advisory has been resolved. If you encounter this problem again during the installation, please let us know by filing a bug report. During a SecureDrop installation against servers with with UEFI boot mode enabled, the ./securedrop-admin install command … Read More

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Advisory: Installation/Workstation Update Failure on Tails 3.9

A configuration error in Tails 3.9 will cause the following operations to fail: Installing SecureDrop using an Admin Workstation running Tails 3.9 Updating the SecureDrop code on an Admin or Journalist workstation running Tails 3.9 The securedrop-admin setup step will fail with the following error: W: The repository 'tor+http://sdscoq7snqtznauu.onion/torproject.org tor-experimental-0.3.4.x-stretch … Read More

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Come to the SecureDrop Hackathon at EFF in San Francisco on August 15th

Come work on SecureDrop at the Electronic Frontier Foundation offices on Wednesday, August 15, 2018! Event details:  Location: 815 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109  Date: 6:00PM to 9:00PMSecureDrop is a whistleblower submission system that media organizations use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. Originally written … Read More

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The road towards an integrated SecureDrop Workstation

Through the last year, the Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) has sponsored the development of a prototype for an integrated SecureDrop Workstation based on Qubes OS. Thanks to the work of developer Joshua Thayer, we now have a working prototype that combines the Journalist Workstation and Secure Viewing Station … Read More

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A New SecureDrop Directory - and a New Look

Since Freedom of the Press Foundation launched SecureDrop in October 2013 (building on the DeadDrop codebase originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz), the open source platform has become the de facto standard for secure communication between news organizations and sources. Our SecureDrop directory currently contains 33 instances ranging from … Read More