Boxcryptor, encrypted files from your Dropbox
Security is an important issue when it comes to cloud storage. And Dropbox is usually one of the tools that are more in the spotlight, to be the most popular and have had security problems in the past. This week we show you how to turn double check our Dropbox accounts, a new feature that will begin to look at the next update of the application. Today we will talk about a tool called Boxcryptor , which allows us to encrypt files Dropbox to give us extra security.
Although there are many alternatives to store files in the cloud that are much more secure than Dropbox, it’s likely that we are already using this service, and our colleagues and friends, so ask to use a new service can be more cumbersome to improve security we already use. If you want to feel more secure we use Boxcryptor quietly, which is downloaded for free, at least in its basic-for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS and Android.
The free version supports up to a total of 2GB of files, which coincides with the free version of Dropbox (unless we have been adding other storage quantities). Boxcryptor will ask us to create a new encrypted folder, placing it within the Dropbox folder on the local disk. After creating the folder, becoming the most important part, which is to create an encrypted password for our records.
The password is essential because it is what Boxcryptor used to encrypt your files. It is important that it is a complicated password, but we can remember, because if we lose these files forget forever. To improve the strength of passwords, recommend an article where JJ talks about several very useful tricks . Back then, Boxcryptor also allows us to create a backup in the same directory, if accidentally delete the folder.
When we have already completed this process, we will be able to see a new album called Boxcryptor within our team. Once you have it installed, all you have to do is take the files you want them to be encrypted to this folder, and it’s Dropbox automatically synchronize. When we want to access these files from Dropbox, we have another instance of security and encrypted documents.
Thanks to its presence on multiple operating systems, we have confidence that the files are actually encrypted. Although, admittedly, the fact that mobile applications have read-only limitations can become uncomfortable in the future. You will not need to have much knowledge of encryption, since it is highly automated and requires no user intervention too.Tags: Boxcryptor, cloud storage, Dropbox, Encryption, security