Again, the cloud: Dropbox

Since I mentioned how much l like Dropbox in my last post, I thought I’d add a follow-up. There’s been a bit of a buzz1 lately about how insecure Dropbox is. I don’t see this as a reason not to use it, but extra precautions should be taken if you want to store sensitive information. I personally love TrueCrypt for this, as creating a fixed-size encrypted drive doesn’t leak information about the number or size of files you’ve encrypted.

  1. Derek Newton’s article “Dropbox authentication: insecure by design", and Christopher Soghoian’s article, “How Dropbox sacrifices user privacy for cost savings↩︎

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