Encryption On Cloud

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by rethink, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. cb474

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    Thanks. I haven't tried it yet, because I can't figure out how to use the script in the FAQ for verifying the authenticity of manual downloads.

    And thanks for the thoughts on other Linux friendly serives. I've found SpiderOak to work okay; and at least their Linux client is fully featured and kept up to date as much as the non-Linux clients. But I like the idea of a service like Tresorit based in Switerland.
     
  2. apathy

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    Honestly.. tahoe-lafs if it had real folder exclude/ignore feature I'd have it running on a VPS full time.. It's really great. Tarsnap is set and forget but its dog slow and a trying to find a folder/file to restore on a crappy network is no good. Cyphertite is really good but it needs much more documentation. I prefer my backup solution be terminal based so I can just run them in cron and there are much less points of failure.

    Tahoe-lafs/Tarsnap and Cyphertite have all their encryption documented in white papers for all to see and are open source.
     
  3. cb474

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    Thanks for the further thoughts.

    I guess I'm more of an Linux end user. I'm fine with the terminal for relatively simple things. But when I looked at Cyphertite and Tarsnap it looked a lot more complicated than I wanted to get into. Tahoe-lafs did look the most interesting (although I'm not quite sure I fully understood how it works), but it's still a bit complicated for my purposes. I guess something like the SpiderOak client is more my speed. Tresorit, depending on what their client is like, seems like it could be a step up in some respects. Though I do in general completely accept that open source is very much preferable.
     
  4. cb474

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    I finally figured out how to run the script from the Tresorit FAQ to verify the installer. Tresorit wrote back to me and explained that the spaces between the lines in the script should not be there. Delete all of the blank lines and the script works.

    Just a note in case anyone else was confused like me.

    Now I can try out Tresorit!
     
  5. dogbite

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    Hey, just use 7zip plus GnuPG. Why get complicated?
     
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    I've been using Boxcryptor Classic for a couple of years and really like the ease of use for the various cloud storage providers. I'm still learning as I go but it seems that using the 'classic' version would solve some of the issues here. It also looks like with the newer 'boxcryptor' version you have the option of storing the keys locally. I don't use the newer version as the classic has served me well. Am I correct in thinking this would be like the Mozy solution with everything stored locally and in my control?

    As a side note I also use Tresorit and it has been great for sharing documents with my accountant and even real estate/mortgage transactions. I usually just create a tresor ( basically a folder and you can have 5 with the free version) and then share it with the accountant. This way I can drop files into it for him and he drops competed documents that I can see and work on. This has completely solved one of my main issues at tax time. Even when dealing with a couple of mortgage brokers this solved the problem of uploading tax returns, pay stubs etc. and I have control over the system and can revoke their rights at anytime. I don't really trust their systems and so I tell them if they want my business we need to do it this way and use Tresorit. This solves the problem of getting them to try it and now the accountant is using it with other clients.
     
  8. dogbite

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    Encfs should be even easier, right?
    But maybe better for syncing rather than backing-up.
     
  9. mirimir

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    For syncing I'd rather use http://duplicity.nongnu.org/ :)
     
  10. mirimir

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    Just saw this on HN: https://bitbucket.org/nikratio/s3ql
     
  11. veritax

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    Is it hard to implement a good tool for PGP encryption on a desktop environment level? I have an idea, but I don't have the knowledge. Maybe it is naive, maybe it is correct.
     
  12. cb474

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    Am I correct that there is no longer a free version of SpiderOak, only a 60 day free trial? And I guess early adopters have just been grandfathered in?

    Also, on the free "Basic" Tresorit account, it says there is no file version history. Meaning that you can only recover the latest version of the file and all previous versions are deleted? If that's correct, I'm surprised that even the Premium account only has ten versions and you have to get at least the 20 Euro/month Business account to get unlimited versions. If you have a data storage cap on the account, who cares how many versions of a particular file are in there. It just seems like a really basic feature that should be available at least at all paid levels.
     
  13. dogbite

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    You are correct about Spideroak.
     
  14. cb474

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    Bummer.
     
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