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this past summer and driven as open source project since, Crypton allows developers to provide a storage environment really private collaboration applications , “without access to data their customers without having to rely on security layers thirds or ‘hacks’ later “.
This system follows the philosophy of “Zero-Knowledge” SpiderOak, which has proven to be beneficial not only for the user, because it only has “the key that unlocks” your information , also for companies operating storage facilities, thereby having the best justification in their power to get rid of legal problems because, really, can not “see” anything . The strategy is similar to that adopted by Kim Dotcom to Mega.
In case anyone still does not know SpiderOak, this is a company / application / service storage and file syncing in the cloud available for Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS and Android, Dropbox style but with a crucial difference as we have mentioned, the encryption on the client side. And like many U.S. companies security, confidence that what they offer is as they say was challenged after the scandal of PRISM and everything that has followed.
One complaint that some users have been doing to him long SpiderOak is that even largely based on free software, your desktop client, key in the chain of trust, is proprietary software. Thus, it is impossible to verify , for example-and a little imagination throwing the fly, but not too-that does not include a Trojan or open vulnerability that allows its exploitation by the authorities or they thereof.
Although it seems that the desktop client will change in the short term, the project Crypton is a sign that the company is going in the right direction. In fact, Crypton is a proprietary development, a tool used internally until they have decided to release her. About this talk in the last article posted on the blog of SpiderOak, signed by a former employee of Mozilla, developer of Firefox security area for five years, now in SpiderOak.