How much is your privacy worth protecting?

Always free for the occassional user.

Protection Plans

Always free for the occassional user.

Basic

Protect up to ? images / month
Decode up to ? images / month
Up to 2K Image Resolution
Uses AES-128 Encryption
FREE!

Essentials

Protect up to ? images / month
Decode up to ? images / month
Up to 2K Image Resolution
Uses AES-128 Encryption
$? / month

Business

Protect up to ? images / month
Decode up to ? images / month
Up to 4K Image Resolution
Uses AES-256 Encryption
$? / month

Executive

Protect up to ? images / month
Decode up to ? images / month
Up to 5K Image Resolution
Uses AES-256 Encryption
$? / month
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Our Story

Why we created Undercover Pics

My father became a victim of a phishing scam where a hacker was able to gain access to his Gmail account. Once inside, the hacker was able to access his personal and private information including bank documents that my father had scanned and emailed. These scans contained my father's signature, my mother's signature, their social security numbers, and bank account numbers. Basically, everything the hacker needed was right there to attempt a withdrawal from his bank account. The hacker downloaded money transfer request forms from the bank and forged the forms with all of the correct information, including my parent's signatures, and submitted a request to transfer $150,000 out of their account to an account in Singapore.

Everything looked perfectly legit.

Luckily, just before the transfer was about to be approved, the bank called my dad to confirm the request. After becoming so close to losing his life savings, I knew something more needed to be done to help protect all of the private images and data that we send to each other on a day to day basis.

A lesson learned.

My father was under the impression that his data was safe behind his password protected email account. What he quickly learned is that his data was only protected until it wasn't. Once the hacker got in, everything in his email account was fair game and easy pickings. It became clear that this was a flaw in how we view data security today. Regardless of the application or system, we trust that our images and data will be safe behind a single password login. This leaves a single point of entry that can potentially expose all of our sensitive data in one shot if an unauthorized person is ever to gain access.

And then came Undercover Pics.

This single incident is what inspired me to come up with a better solution; a solution that would not only allow you to password protect individual instances of data, but also hide and protect them in such a way where they wouldn't be a target even when viewed in plain sight of an unauthorized person. Encrypting and hiding each individual image allows the image or data to be protected no matter what application or system it's accessed from, no matter where it's sent, and no matter where it's stored. I believe that data privacy will become more and more of an issue in the coming years and we're excited and committed to giving you new ways to help you protect it.

Tommy Tompkins

Founder & Creator of Undercover Pics



Questions?

Will my images still be protected if I cancel my plan?
If I send an Undercover Pic to a friend, will they use up all the decodes left on my account?
Why should I be using Undercover Pics?
How secure are my photos?
Does Undercover Pics replace my current security practices?
Can I share an Undercover Pic on Facebook?
Can I edit or resize an Undercover Pic?
What's the difference between 2K, 4K, and 5K image resolutions?
I lost the passcode. Can you help me recover the secret image?
How can I report a security vulnerability?
How can I contact you?
How do I download a file on my iPhone?
How do I install app icons on the home screen of my mobile device?

Will my images still be protected if I cancel my plan?

Yes! All Undercover Pics that you generate and protect with the system will always be protected, even if you cancel your plan. For example, if you protect 50 images this month and the next month you want to downgrade to the Free plan, all 50 images from the previous month will still be protected on your devices. You can then simply decode an Undercover Pic any time down the road when you wish to view the hidden image. You'll just need to make sure that you have enough remaining decodes left on your account for the month when you want to decode one or more images. The number of encodes and decodes will reset each month based on your selected protection plan.

If I send an Undercover Pic to a friend, will they use up all the decodes left on my account?

Absolutely not! If you send an Undercover Pic to a friend, the system will use the decodes left on their own account when they go to view and decode the image. If they don't have an account, they'll be able to use a free account to decode and view your Undercover Pic.

Why should I be using Undercover Pics?

Have you ever scanned any documents that contain your personal information such as your social security number, bank account, or signature? Have you ever emailed these documents to people? If a hacker was ever able to gain access to your email account, would they find sensitive images in your sent folder? Do you have any private images (or documents) on your phone or hard drive that you don't want anyone else to see?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, Undercover Pics can help by adding a new layer of security and protection directly to your personal images and private data, regardless of the devices your files are stored on.

How secure are my photos?

What's nice about an Undercover Pic is that it doesn't draw unwanted attention. To everyone else, it just looks like a random picture of your dog or sunset photo. We call this "security through obscurity" or steganography, which is arguably the best form of security because it doesn't become a target to anyone that would happen to stumble upon it. But let's say that an unauthorized person somehow knows that they're dealing with an Undercover Pic and that a secret image is hidden inside. Even in this case, an attacker would still have to guess your passcode or figure out a way to break through a wall of state of the art AES-128 and AES-256 encryption algorithms in order to view the secret image. It would be a huge understatement to say that it would be extremely difficult for somebody to have the knowledge, ability, and power to decipher an Undercover Pic and to reveal the secret that's hidden inside. The weakest link in the chain is likely your passcode, so be sure to keep your passcodes in a safe place and only share your passcodes with people that you trust.

If you're sending an Undercover Pic to a trusted friend but are concerned about them downloading and storing the secret photo on their machine, you can disable download options when you create the Undercover Pic. You can also ask them not to take any screenshots (there is no reliable way of preventing this) and to only view the hidden photo through undercoverpics.com in order to maintain a high level of security.

In short, it's unlikely that your Undercover Pics will become a target, but if they do, your pics will only be as secure as the passcodes that you chose or the people you share them with.

For more detailed information on our security practices, please see our Privacy Policy.

Does Undercover Pics replace my current security practices?

No. Undercover Pics wasn't designed to replace your current security practices. It was designed to enhance your current security practices, applications, and systems by adding a new layer of security to your images and data. Let's face it, even in a secure system, there are some images that deserve to be protected more than others in case of a security breach. This is where Undercover Pics takes the lead and gives you that extra peace of mind.

Can I share an Undercover Pic on Facebook?

The short answer is no, but the real answer is yes and no. Anytime you upload a photo to Facebook, they actually alter the original photo by compressing and optimizing the image before saving it to the Facebook platform. As a result, Facebook's image optimization process will corrupt the original hidden image data so that it can no longer be decoded with the passcode, but you'll still be able to see the cover photo if you share it on Facebook.

Can I edit or resize an Undercover Pic?

No. Editing an Undercover Pic in Photoshop or any other image editing program will will corrupt the original hidden image data so that it can no longer be decoded with the passcode. If an image is edited or resized, the hidden photo will be lost and will not be recoverable unless you still have the original secret photo.

What is the difference between 2K, 4K, and 5K image resolutions?

When you upload a photo to undercoverpics.com, we will automatically resize your photo to fit within the 2K, 4K, and 5K image resolution restrictions based on your current plan.

2K Image Resolution: 2048 pixels on the longest edge
4K Image Resolution: 4096 pixels on the longest edge
5K Image Resolution: 5120 pixels on the longest edge

I lost the passcode. Can you help me recover the secret image?

We're sorry, but no. It's not possible to recover a hidden photo if you lost the passcode. The only way to reveal a secret photo is with the passcode that was originally used to encrypt it.

How can I report a security vulnerability?

A security vulnerability is a flaw or weakness in a product or system that could compromise the security of that product or system if exposed to attackers. If you're a security researcher who wants to report a vulnerability, please review the following:

  1. We do not permit any security testing that attempts to degrade, interrupt, or deny service (DoS) to our members.
  2. All testing should be conducted against accounts that are under the researcher's control. Testing should not be conducted against any other member's accounts.
  3. Do not submit any vulnerabilities on any Undercover Pics' public forums such as Twitter or Facebook.
  4. All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed. If you would like to report a security vulnerability, please send an e-mail to support@undercoverpics.com.

How can I contact you?

We're always here to help. We want your input: questions, feedback, complaints, praise, feature requests, bug reports...you name it. Every little bit helps. Let us know what we can do to improve Undercover Pics. Please send all inquiries to support@undercoverpics.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

How do I download a file on my iPhone?

If you're downloading an Undercover Pic that you just created, only the cover photo will be visible on your device even though the secret photo is safely hidden inside.

Is the Save File button missing?
If you just decoded an Undercover Pic and you're trying to download the secret photo but there is no Save File option, that's because the original person that created the Undercover Pic chose not to allow downloads of the secret photo.

How do I install app icons on the home screen of my mobile device?

Installing app icons on your mobile device's home screen make creating and decoding Undercover Pics super quick and easy so that you don't have to manually type in www.undercoverpics.com each time you want to create or decode an Undercover Pic. Adding app icons to your home screen make Undercover Pics work just like any other app on your mobile device.

Installing a "Create" App Icon:

1) Visit https://undercoverpics.com/create (make sure you're logged in first!)
2) Follow these steps:

Installing a "Decode" App Icon:

1) Visit https://undercoverpics.com/decode
2) Follow the same steps as above but rename to "Decode" instead of "Create"

When you're finished, you should have two app icons on your home screen (see below):