Encrypted files on Dropbox with BoxCryptor
One of the main questions on the part of users, the use of cloud-based solutions is definitely the secrecy and confidentiality of the data that are stored in the storage cloud, many fear that their data (documents, photos, code, etc..) Can first eventually be violated, and in some cases compromised, thus losing days and days of work.
Dropbox is a cloud based software platform that can be used as a file hosting service, with automatic synchronization of files, taking advantage of the web platform, while basing its operations on the SSL protocol, the level of security of our data can be further raised going for example, to encrypt the data stored in the cloud, in this paper we present a useful tool which aims to encrypt our data, making their contents accessible only to authorized persons, the tool in question is BoxCryptor.
BoxCryptor software is distributed in three different versions, free, unlimited and unlimited personal business. The free version can be used to encrypt directory is not larger than 2 GB, and can be worked on a single computer, the encryption algorithm used to encrypt the data is AES-256, in the free version the name of the file will not be encrypted, but will remain in the clear. The unlimited versions are two, one personal the cost of 9.99 euro, and a business that costs € 29.99, both versions can encrypt directories of any size, and also manage a single user for a total of 4 installations, of course is mandatory to use the business version in all cases where there are commercial interests to pursue. The three versions are all cross-platform, that can be installed either on windows platform, both Mac and Linux (compatible), you also can be set up on a mobile platform such as iOS and Android.
You can download all three versions, and the different distributions within the download on the official site BoxCryptor, selecting the platform on which we are going to have to install the tool.
BoxCryptor Installation on Windows and Linux
Change the settings of BoxCryptor
We use BoxCryptor
Sharing encrypted files
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