These days we store huge amounts of data online. Individuals, schools, businesses and other organizations upload everything from corporate documents to private personal files using online cloud storage services.
With recent revelations about the NSA tapping into cloud-based giants like Yahoo and Google, it is becoming increasingly important for cloud storage users to take additional steps to secure their data. You can no longer blindly trust that your service provider is keeping your data secured and locked away from prying eyes. Networks get attacked, servers compromised and information is leaked. It happens all the time.
Recently I ran across a piece of software that claims to offer a solution to this problem.
- Download and install a free 30-day trial of SkyCrypt
- Create a new encrypted virtual drive
- Save files to the newly created encrypted drive
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SkyCrypt also supports encrypted file names and Google’s 2-factor authentication in addition to providing defense against brute force attacks. Currently the software is only available for Windows platforms. However Mac, IOS and Android versions are in development and expected soon.
Summary: If you want to ensure your data stored in the cloud is truly secured against hackers and nosy government types, download SkyCrypt today and experience true piece of mind. “SkyCrypt is Simply Secure”
- Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use, strong encryption, wide selection of supported cloud storage services, multiple platform support.
- Cons: Haven’t found any yet…
Chris Dougherty is a grey hat hacker and online security expert. Please visit his blog, www.VirtualThreat.com, where this first appeared, for more excellent news and information about protecting yourself in cyberspace.