Again, the cloud: Dropbox

Fri, Apr 15, 2011

Since I mentioned how much l like Dropbox in my last post, I thought I’d add a follow-up. There’s been a bit of a buzz* lately about how insecure Dropbox is. I don’t see this as a reason not to use it, but extra precautions should be taken if you want to store sensitive information. I personally love TrueCrypt for this, as creating a fixed-size encrypted drive doesn’t leak information about the number or size of files you’ve encrypted.

First thoughts on Amazon Cloud Drive

Mon, Apr 11, 2011

So, I’ve been playing with Amazon’s new Cloud Drive/Player for a few days now. Tl;dr version? I’m not impressed - Amazon certainly has the resources to have done amuch better job. Cloud Drive: I’m a fan of cloud storage. I love Dropbox, which is commonly named as the app to beat if you’re building a cloud storage solution. Amazon has to have some sort of local filesystem mounting application in the works to access your Cloud Drive.