By default, when you store, share and communicate your data in the cloud, your data is usually in “plaintext” (regular, unencrypted format). Even if you think your account is private, anyone who gains access to your account can read your data. This leaves your data exposed to unauthorized parties – such as:
Major problems with confidentiality when using the cloud include:
Storage: data stored on other parties’ servers in plaintext.
Communication: emails are insecure and vulnerable to eavesdropping
Employees of the cloud services with user level access can read and steal your IP.
Hackers can compromise your account and steal your IP.
Legal discovery & subpoenas – even for legal cases unrelated to you – can result in your data being in the hands of unknown and unauthorized people.
Emails stored on cloud servers
Hackers can wiretap Internet connections easily and read your emails. Emails are as insecure as writing on a postcard and mailing it.
Encrypt all data stored using a product like ScramBox.
Make sure that you and only people you authorise have the encryption keys.
Avoid emails for communication wherever possible. Use encrypted collaboration tools like ScramBox.
Where emails must be used, use encrypted email – for example, Enigmail and GPG.
ScramBox protects the confidentiality of your documents stored in the cloud by encrypting them before they leave your computer. Only you create and control the encryption key. The encryption systems in ScramBox are designed in collaboration with our R&D partner, Monash University - Australia's largest university.
ScramBox will synchronize your selected files and folders from your devices to the cloud. It functions in a very similar way to file sync products such as DropBox and Google Drive, but is more powerful with version history and searching capabilities.
ScramBox supports many different types of cloud storage services like DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, WebDAV, FTP/SFTP. It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. Mobile versions are coming soon.Visit Scrambox website - Coming Soon