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Re: Crypt data "on the fly"

On Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 07:16:16PM +0200, Bzzz wrote:
> On Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:01:17 +0200
> Diogene Laerce <me_buss777@yahoo.fr> wrote:
> > I use crashplan and Im quite happy with them : very professional
> > and they do offer that service. ;)
> > 
> > Their website : https://www.code42.com/store/
> From what I see, encryption is blowfish, which is good;
> but they also keep your key, which is very bad.

I like the idea of Crashplan, but just slapping the label of "Blowfish"
on their encryption isn't quite good enough [1].

If I could trust that the encryption was done competently, I'd move to
Crashplan in a heartbeat.


> This is the advantage of encfs: you keep your key, so the
> repository is just a shell.

Yes, but choosing your encryption badly can cause problems. For one, as
above, bad choices can mean poor security. But also a badly chosen
encryption scheme might mean unnecessarily large diffs (and so more
storage/bandwidth on your cloud provider).

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