Ubuntu One needs cloud encryption like LastPass does it

Dale Amon amon at vnl.com
Fri Apr 6 02:00:58 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 09:18:37PM -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
> I'm sure that they felt that forcing you to keep both the passphrase AND
> the crypto key yourself was simply not a commercially viable solution
> for the general public.  It would be nice if they offered an option
> (with appropriate cautions) to not upload the keys at all, I agree.

And I am not knocking them for doing a less secure 
system, I simply want to be aware so I can make
an informed choice. There are different levels of
privacy and they require different sets of rules.
To put it humorously, let's say you just slept with
your wife's best friend and have a letter about the
tryst. You might:

	* Not care if anyone in the world who can
	  find it can read it.

	* Not care if the CIA knows I slept with her.

	* Really do *not* want *anyone* to *ever* know!

Each requires a different way of thinking about security
and your own privacy.


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