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#YourPrivateData and #TheCloud, #Discuss

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Mar 12, 2016.

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Do you use "The Cloud" for data storage, syncing, etc?

  1. All sync'ed up, ready to go at all times!

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  2. I have a headache!?.

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  3. Depends, split my data and store as little as possible online.

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  4. Local storage all the way.

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  5. Pen and paper all the way! Local where necessary.

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  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    How many of you use the cloud (aka online data storage) for your work/documents, pictures, files, notes, *sensitive stuff*, etc?

    Are you not worried about the possibility of your data becoming compromised at some stage due to the nature of the Internet?

    Lets take for example note taking or calendar applications like Evernote or Google Calendar; with today's technology don't you worry about companies using some sort of snooping technology to filter through your data based on keywords, something like grep but much more advanced?

    What and only if this would be the case, implications could the reality of such operations have on you and your data?

    Was hoping we could get something usefully-helpful going on in the Lounge.

    #ideas #patents #other-information
     
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  2. Galleta

    Galleta Regular Member

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    Yes I am concerned, that is why I would store sensible data online only encrypted with AES or stronger (and a really strong password), by using Truecrypt (creating a container, that will be mounted as an own hard drive / partition).

    Btw I was using this method before the marketing word "cloud" even existed. You can even mount the truecrypt container over network/internet, same as a network drive, so you dont have to download/upload anything (by hand, works "on the fly").

    regards

    edit: only use Truecrypt 7.1a or older, NOT the newest version.
     
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  3. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Have you seen the latest message on the Truecrypt website, what is your opinion on this?

     
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    towelfox Junior Member

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    I don't really like storing anything on remote computers. I also don't like calling it the cloud it's just a horrible fuzzy term. I did, however install mega on my phone to download some stuff and then it stole all my photos. So no, I'm not a fan unless I'm in control (like Galleta mentioned). I could rant about this but can't be bothered.
     
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    Galleta Regular Member

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    It is a well known issue since long time, and I read much about it as well as discussed with others.
    Most believe what has happened is that the NSA or similar forced them to release the newest and last version with security wholes for obvious reasons (truecrypt was never cracked or so). So if you use 7.1a or older you are fine. :)
    Just use a really safe password, and if you want use keyfiles, too.