Ubuntu One needs cloud encryption like LastPass does it

Sam Smith smickson at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 7 15:23:40 UTC 2012

here's what they say about FOSS  https://spideroak.com/engineering_matters#open_source

note that Canonical has cloud stuff that is not open source. Some companies apparently can't remain competitive if everything is open sourced.

> Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 00:25:47 +0100
> From: amon at vnl.com
> To: smickson at hotmail.com
> CC: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu One needs cloud encryption like LastPass does it
> On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 06:42:23PM -0400, Sam Smith wrote:
> > 
> > The point is that SpiderOak (and Lastpass) never know the user's password. And never receive the encryption key. The key never leaves the user's computer. The server never gets it. The only thing that ever lands on the server is an encrypted blob. 
> > 
> > What this means is that the user doesn't have to worry about the 3rd party taking care of the data. If the 3rd party is hacked, if the 3rd party has a rogue employee, etc. The data has a much better chance of being safe than if it's implemented like say iCloud where even if the data is encrypted Apple holds the encryption key and can access the data anytime they want. If Apple can access the data, a rogue employee and a hacker can potentially access the data.
> Are SpiderOak and LastPass FOSS?
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