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 Replace drop box with spider oak, or add truecrypt!

Created 7 years ago, edited 7 years ago.
Status changed 6 years ago
Author:

quake0
Status:
Selected
  Score:
 16
23 votes
Idea:

Replace drop box with spider oak, or add truecrypt! Currently drop box is not encrypted from the users side. Spider oak is encrypted from the users side. This allows for better security. An other smart option would be to include truecrypt by default, that way users can encrypt data before they use drop box.

Comments:

5 years ago

jahid_0903014
adding truecrypt by default would be great  
5 years ago

quake0
The NSA is spying on us. We need this to protect our basic human rights.  
6 years ago

quake0
Its been nine months with high scores is this going to get approved.  
6 years ago

quake0
Lets approve this idea already.  
6 years ago

quake0
Any word on adding true crypt to mint 15?  
6 years ago

quake0
Will we have any cloud based storage by default in mint 14?  
6 years ago

quake0
Well drop box has been removed. Will it be replaced? Can we get true crypt?  
6 years ago

MiLeon
Dropbox give the usa secret service full access to all files  
7 years ago

prativasic
truecrupt is wonderful and for the added security, it could be bundled in the DVD edition. Supporting this.  
7 years ago

quake0
The need is because user passwords for drop box are stored on drop boxs web site. So the only way to truly keep drop box safe is to encrypt your information first. This way even if your drop box password id compromised your data will still be encrypted with a password from the users side.  
7 years ago

mintstar
I agree, please add TrueCrypt. Although, I don't see the need to drop DropBox.  
7 years ago

psyckers
Truecrypt is an easy app to use and appears to be quite a solid encryption system.  
7 years ago

crismblog
support the idea  
7 years ago

quake0
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/non-linux-foss-truecrypt
TrueCrypt is a fully open-source tool for encrypting data. That data can be on a completely encrypted hard drive, or just an encrypted image file. Thankfully, the encryption works the same regardless of your platform, so Windows and OS X users can share encrypted files between computers.

We really like to use TrueCrypt in combination with Dropbox, another cross-platform tool, to protect our data in the cloud. Pictured here is the OS X version of TrueCrypt, mounting an encrypted image as a local hard drive. Whether you are storing sensitive data or Grandma's secret recipe, TrueCrypt can keep your data private, even if it's stored on someone else's server.

For more information and downloadable binaries for Windows and OS X, visit http://www.truecrypt.org.
 

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