According to the team at Cloud Labs Kft, trusted big name brands have left many people vulnerable with their lack of strong encryption practices. Existing cloud storage platforms either store user information without any encryption, or they store account logins, passwords, and encryption keys for data right on their own servers.
It bothered the team so much so that they went out and built their own solution in Cloudifile, which was recently launched for OS X. The platform they built automatically encrypts data for secure cloud-sharing and local file storage.
Currently, the company works to secure both local computer and Dropbox files. With Cloudifile users don’t need to double save their files, they only pick which files they want encrypted and it will automatically be sent to DropBox.
“Many people think that cloud storage platforms are using secure encryption methods but it’s simply not the case,” says Dennis Turpitka founder and CEO of Cloud Labs Kft. “We aren't asking people to stop using Dropbox, we believe it’s a great solution. We feel it’s important to remind people that their files are not properly encrypted on cloud based storage services. By downloading Cloudifile and saving their files using our high-standard encryption methods their files will be truly secure.”
As Turpitka says, services like Dropbox are storing all users important information in their data centers, this means that if someone hacks into their system criminals will have the data and files of 300 million people at their fingertips. In 2014 alone, more than 7 million Dropbox usernames and passwords were reported to be compromised.
Cloudifile employs zero-knowledge security principles to ensure that they’re completely secure. Even if the platform were to be hacked, the users would not be affected because logins and passwords aren’t stored anywhere.
“Existing solutions for data protection are sophisticated and not consumer friendly, and with them users have to manually change the location of their sensitive data and move it to the cloud storage,” says Turpitka. “There are not any tools that could combine the advantages of the modern cloud solutions with the security of big enterprise software. And this is why Cloudifile is so important for Dropbox users.”
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