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labbe5

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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Mon 02 May 2016, 12:24    Post subject:  cryptomator
Subject description: to encrypt files locally before uploading to Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega
 

https://github.com/cryptomator/cryptomator

This app, Cryptomator, will enable you to encrypt your files on the cloud, as users of Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, etc.

A .deb file is available for 64bit Ubuntu/Debian, as well as a jar executable.
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 10:45    Post subject: cryptomator
Subject description: a review, download section and all you need to know about this user-friendly app
 

Cryptomator is very user-friendly. Even a newbie can easily understand how to install and use it in few attempts.

Cryptomator is a free, open source, lightweight and multi-platform client-side encryption tool for your Cloud data. It uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) method to encrypt your data. And, Your passphrase is protected against brute-force attacks using scrypt, a password-based key derivation function.

Award :
Cryptomator has won the special award for usable security and privacy at CeBIT 2016.

Cryptomator saves your sensitive data in a virtual drive called Vaults. You can use this drive like using a regular USB flash drive or hard disk drive. Anything you put in the vault will be encrypted and secured with a passphrase. Cryptomator encrypts all data you put in the drive on-the-fly. You can store these vaults in your local hard drive, or Cloud, or any external hdd or USB drive of your convenience.

For Dog users, a PPA is available for latest version (Ubuntu from 15.04 onwards) :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sebastian-stenzel/cryptomator
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cryptomator

But a .deb file is also available for older Ubuntu/Debian-based OS :
https://cryptomator.org/downloads/#linuxDownload

An executable .jar file is also available (it requires JRE8).

Full review :
https://www.ostechnix.com/cryptomator-open-source-client-side-encryption-tool-cloud/

Final note :
Unable to have it installed, using an Ubuntu 16 derivative (WattOS), either with PPA or .deb file on an older Ubuntu 14 derivative (Mintpup). It may be caused by broken packages. Let us know if you got it installed.
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soniabu


Joined: 01 Feb 2018
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 15:03    Post subject:  cryptomator v. 1.4.0  

I just installed the sw on xenialpup 7.5 following the download instructions on cryptomator.org.
It works correctly. The only thing that the sw seems to requires that the folder is created in root, named Cryptomator; otherwise it reports a search error that is not invalidating the whole process. That is, I create the folder not in root but in another directory, the product works the same but reports that in root / Cryptomator does not find the specified folder.
that' all.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 21:27    Post subject: Re: cryptomator
Subject description: to encrypt files locally before uploading to Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega
 

labbe5 wrote:
...This app, Cryptomator, will enable you to encrypt your files on the cloud, as users of Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, etc. ...

What do Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., say about using their websites to share encrypted files?
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s243a

Joined: 02 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 01:49    Post subject: Re: cryptomator
Subject description: to encrypt files locally before uploading to Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega
 

Flash wrote:
labbe5 wrote:
...This app, Cryptomator, will enable you to encrypt your files on the cloud, as users of Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, etc. ...

What do Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., say about using their websites to share encrypted files?


Dropbox's terms of service say nothing about putting encrypted files on their service:

https://www.dropbox.com/terms2016

It does say stuff about illegal content but if you encrypt your files then you have a reasonable expectation of privacy. If you tell a bunch of people that you are storing illegal content on dropbox with encryption then there might be probable cause for a warrant.
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s243a

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2018, 01:57    Post subject:  

I notice that this is java based. Some observations:
1. Java might not work well on android,
2. Java cryptology often has jurisdictional polices. Will the download from github come with the policies that give the strongest encryption or will one have to figure out how to set up the correct jurisdictional policy?
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