Ubuntu One needs cloud encryption like LastPass does it

Martin Albisetti beuno at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 23 20:23:48 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Sam Smith <smickson at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Using secure encryption that occurs on the computer before it leaves for the
> cloud does not prevent any of the things you seem to think it does.

Of course it does, if it's encrypted, and only you can access it, then
it can't be displayed on a web page.
The closest you can get is by entering your credentials to decrypt in
memory, but it still means you're giving up your credentials to the
servers. The fact that they're saved or discarded is an implementation
detail that can change at a blink of an eye.


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