Boxcryptor The Best For Robust Encryption

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Despite the fact that the Edward Snowden leaks maintain that the NSA can crack encrypted emails and web content, there is a growing feeling among some people that they ought to make some attempt to protect their cloud-based online data. I suspect that this is, in some cases, sheer bloody mindedness. Certainly I don’t have a lot of information that is confidential or sensitive, but I certainly got out of bed the wrong side some weeks ago and thought well if they want to read my stuff then they will have to work a little harder! I have been playing around with some of the online offerings such as Safemonk and Cloudfogger and the latest to pop up on my radar is Boxcryptor.
The first thing that struck me is that Boxcryptor is developed by a German company and if you know anything about Germany you will know that it has some of the most stringent privacy laws in the world. So, the odds are that an encryption program created by a German team will be robust and even if the NSA and its cohorts can crack the code the odds are that your bog standard online criminal won’t.
Boxcryptor supports all major cloud storage providers (such as DropboxGoogle DriveMicrosoft SkyDriveSugarSync) and supports all the clouds that use the WebDAV standard (such as Cubby, Strato HiDrive, and ownCloud). Boxcryptor creates a virtual drive on your computer that allows you to encrypt your files locally before uploading them to your cloud or clouds of choice. It encrypts individual files – and does not create containers. Any file dropped into an encrypted folder within the Boxcryptor drive will get automatically encrypted before it is synced to the cloud. To protect your files, Boxcryptor uses theAES-256 and RSA encryption algorithms. A full list of features is here.
If you opt for the free version you can install Boxcryptor on two devices and one provider, ie Dropbox, and the flavours supported by the service includes Windows, IOs and Android. If you want to use Boxcryptor on more devices you will have to cough up $48 a year and you can use as many cloud services as you like. A business licence will set you back $96.
Boxcryptor is certainly easy to set up and it was up and running on my Windows desktop and Galaxy smartphone in next to no time. If you want to try it out click on this link which is a referral link and apparently if 900,000 people click on it I can add another device!

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