After reading a post saying that Dropbox is not safe on Derek Newton’s blog I was surprised. It was one of the best file synchronizing services out there. So then many Dropboxers have removed there important, and sensitive information from Dropbox due to this issue. But now there is a better software at our hands to handle the insecurity of Dropbox. If you are tried of manually encrypting your files and wants a better solution SecretSync is out now.
Why is Dropbox not safe? Well it has been the buzz talk for more than a week. Recapping the issue, there is a small config.db file(A database file) that is stored on the linked devices. This file is used to identify the device. The file resides in the %APPDATA%Dropbox of your computer. If you feel like it copy and paste it to the run box and check it out. Here is what I got.
The config.db file is portable and an attacker can use it to access your Dropbox account anytime without your notice at all. So the best thing to do now is to encrypt important files. You can do this manually with True Crypt but it’s not that user friendly. So what’s SecretSync? It is a program that will automatically Encrypt your files for you. You will have to drop your files to the SecretSync folder and it will encrypt all the files in the SecretSync folder in 256-bit AES encryption before the files are synced to your Dropbox folder.
Now you can feel safe about your files on Dropbox. But there are some down sides to this software. There appear to be no Interface for SecretSync. It’s a background process that runs and it needs Java to run too. So if you want to cancel the process you’ll have to use Taskmanager to destroy the process. And SecretSync is only for Windows for now. The team has promised to deliver the Mac and Linux edition soon. You can try out SecretSync by downloading it from there website.