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Topic # 245290 27-Jan-2019 21:32
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I am looking for a good cloud storage encryption for Google Drive and Dropbox. I want it to encrypt data on all devices eg Android and windows devices and the cloud I guess if it encrypts the data on device it will be also encrypting the cloud storage. Any suggestions please





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  Reply # 2168693 28-Jan-2019 02:29
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Google Drive/Dropbox are already encrypted at rest and in motion.

 

Windows, use BitLocker.

 

Android, i'm not really sure. If anything like iPhone, when you enable a passcode the device is encrypted.

 

 

 

If you're talking about password protecting files, then put them in a 7zip archive. But you will have to decompress them when you want to open them.


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  Reply # 2168695 28-Jan-2019 06:30
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cryptomator or boxcryptor.

 

 

 

I use Cryptomator for my onedrive.  Used Boxcryptor but its only free for a couple of devices then has a monthly fee.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2168696 28-Jan-2019 06:41
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Google Drive's built in encryption is worthless as Google holds the keys, so they could in theory take a peek anytime.

 

The standard for encrypting files on cloud storage is rclone, but I don't think there is a mobile GUI. You could use it via a mobile terminal if you were determined enough, though...

 

I know there are some proprietary options with android support, but who wants to trust proprietary encryption?

 

Oh, and android has built in system-level encryption.




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  Reply # 2168905 28-Jan-2019 12:59
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My problem is that it is not encrypted on phone or laptop. I mentioned in Spark forum that I had a Nokia 6 phone that would not start up. Spark demanded the password or they would not accept it for repair. I tried arguing as it would expose all content to their techs. They would not budge so I reluctantly gave them the unlock password. That would expose all my Dropbox and Google Drive. Both of these have shared folders from other people so those would be available to techies to nose around. I dont think there is anything to bad in the phone but on thinking it over when I got home I decided it was too big a risk so I told google to format the phone when it is next powered on. Not sure what the repair people will think but it just feels safer. So I would like to encrypt both Dropbox and Google Drive in future. A lot of this could be saved by Google having separate passwords for apps like Dropbox and Google Drive 

 

ripdog:

 

Google Drive's built in encryption is worthless as Google holds the keys, so they could in theory take a peek anytime.

 

The standard for encrypting files on cloud storage is rclone, but I don't think there is a mobile GUI. You could use it via a mobile terminal if you were determined enough, though...

 

I know there are some proprietary options with android support, but who wants to trust proprietary encryption?

 

Oh, and android has built in system-level encryption.

 





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Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

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  Reply # 2168910 28-Jan-2019 13:04
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ronw:

 

My problem is that it is not encrypted on phone or laptop. I mentioned in Spark forum that I had a Nokia 6 phone that would not start up. Spark demanded the password or they would not accept it for repair. I tried arguing as it would expose all content to their techs. They would not budge so I reluctantly gave them the unlock password. That would expose all my Dropbox and Google Drive. Both of these have shared folders from other people so those would be available to techies to nose around. I dont think there is anything to bad in the phone but on thinking it over when I got home I decided it was too big a risk so I told google to format the phone when it is next powered on. Not sure what the repair people will think but it just feels safer. So I would like to encrypt both Dropbox and Google Drive in future. A lot of this could be saved by Google having separate passwords for apps like Dropbox and Google Drive 

 

ripdog:

 

Google Drive's built in encryption is worthless as Google holds the keys, so they could in theory take a peek anytime.

 

The standard for encrypting files on cloud storage is rclone, but I don't think there is a mobile GUI. You could use it via a mobile terminal if you were determined enough, though...

 

I know there are some proprietary options with android support, but who wants to trust proprietary encryption?

 

Oh, and android has built in system-level encryption.

 

 

 

Ronw

 

Try out cryptomator.  I have not had a issue with it on onedrive or google drive.  


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  Reply # 2168940 28-Jan-2019 13:49
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ronw:

 

My problem is that it is not encrypted on phone or laptop. I mentioned in Spark forum that I had a Nokia 6 phone that would not start up. Spark demanded the password or they would not accept it for repair. I tried arguing as it would expose all content to their techs. They would not budge so I reluctantly gave them the unlock password. That would expose all my Dropbox and Google Drive. Both of these have shared folders from other people so those would be available to techies to nose around. I dont think there is anything to bad in the phone but on thinking it over when I got home I decided it was too big a risk so I told google to format the phone when it is next powered on. Not sure what the repair people will think but it just feels safer. So I would like to encrypt both Dropbox and Google Drive in future. A lot of this could be saved by Google having separate passwords for apps like Dropbox and Google Drive 

 

 

What you looking for is something like the "Secure Folder" feature (formally Knox) of modern Samsung flagship devices to compartmentalise certain apps & files under a secondary password protected storage.

 

If you encrypt on Dropbox / Drive you'll lose functionality like web access - and client devices may still be just as exposed.


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