Today we can easily access lots of free services “in the cloud” for documents sharing, photo publishing and filessynchronization. Most user will be happy to have same pics or documents available on different devices (think about a “classic” scenario with a single user accessing data from Home Desktop, company laptop and personal iPAD) forfree but we must think securely when we move or copy personal information across the internet.Dropboxcompromission is a clear example about “cloud security”. In this post I will try to explain how the data can be lost and how we can improve data protection using Free Software over different platforms.
Dropbox, one of the most used cloud file synchronization service, admits it suffered serious password failure allowing an unknown number of users to log in into any account using any password. If the files synchronized on Dropbox was encrypted this problem is not an issue…..otherwise……someone could access your files.
Christopher Soghoian post the issue on the Pastebin Forum.
In the next few days I will post a complete Guide on “How To Synchronize Securely Your Files over Dropbox or any other cloud synchronization service”.