Re: encrypt before saving to the sky (was "Google Drive or Dropbox for document…)

Subject: Re: encrypt before saving to the sky (was "Google Drive or Dropbox for document…)
From: David Crosswell <davidcrosswell -at- internode -dot- on -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:40:04 +1000

On 21/04/13 17:11, Phil03 wrote:
> On 21 Apr 2013, at 11:54, "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
>> If you can work on stuff locally, and encrypt it before saving to the sky, the Dropbox (or other) people can't mine your work and content, nor can their automated processes.
>>
> Thanks for that, Kevin. Anyone got recommendations for pre-upload encryption products?
>
> I just discovered TrueCrypt, here:
>
> http://www.truecrypt.org
>
> Can anyone offer any feedback on this or similar products?

TrueCrypt is good and has been reliable for some considerable time, but
, along with others, not considered 100% effective any longer.
There is some word of it being vulnerable to crack through hibernation
and possible RAM read, although I'm not completely au fait with the
situation as I haven't researched it as yet.

I can highly recommend Scrypt.
I'm not sure of its availability for Windows but if you are running
Debian or other open source software, it's readily available.
It's a simple password-based encryption utility which demonstrates the
scrypt key derivation function. On modern hardware and with default
parameters, the cost of cracking the password on a file encrypted by
scrypt enc is approximately 100 billion times more than the cost of
cracking the same password on a file encrypted by openssl enc; this
means that a five-character password using scrypt is stronger than a
ten-character password using openssl.
Cheers!

David.




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References:
Re: Google Drive or Dropbox for document sharing?: From: Tony Chung
Re: Google Drive or Dropbox for document sharing?: From: Phil
RE: Google Drive or Dropbox for document sharing?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: encrypt before saving to the sky (was "Google Drive or Dropbox for document…): From: Phil03

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