Data Privacy: Encrypt your Cloud Storage for Free

Author dberak 12.4.2013. | 16:48

 

 

A few different tools can help safeguard the privacy of your data when you store it on a remote server. One of our favorites is BoxCryptor, an easy-to-use encryption program that works with all of the most popular cloud services, is free to use (though you can pay for upgrades), and helps keep your data safe.

BoxCryptor is basically a virtual hard disk that encrypts files on the fly using 256-bit AES encryption. Unlike TrueCrypt, another popular on-the-fly encryption tool, BoxCryptor encrypts individual files, not an entire volume or container. Consequently, your BoxCryptor-encrypted files sync with your cloud storage service immediately after you save them, whereas TrueCrypt syncing occurs only after you finish encrypting an entire volume. BoxCryptor encrypts and decrypts your files locally, and it doesn’t transmit your password to third parties. As a result, your files remain unreadable to outsiders even if hackers manage to steal your password or otherwise breach your cloud storage provider’s defenses.

Setting up BoxCryptor is fairly painless, but the service has a few subtleties that could throw you for a loop. You can read more details clicking the link below.

Read more: pcworld.com

Author dberak 12.4.2013. | 16:48
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