Encrypting your cloud files

People love the cloud nowadays, dropbox, google drive and so many more.

Many of these encrypt your files, but they maintain the keys, and if someone gets ahold of your account information they can download your data or access it. Leaving it vulnerable. Especially important for example Lawyers who require security and privacy for there information. It could just be for your own piece of mind.

A really awesome solution to this is Boxcryptor which encrypts your data seperately from any of those cloud services. Essentially giving it 2 sets of encryption. And if someone were to get access to your cloud account they would still not be able to access information you chose to encrypt with boxcryptor. With boxcryptor you can choose to encrypt all or some of your files in which ever cloud drives you choose. Most common cloud drives are supported.

There is a free version and a paid version so give it a shot and try it out.

https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/download/

Fix Versus Replace

When it comes to technology fix versus replace is a big question.

Sometimes can be something completely illogical it would seem too.

Fix versus replace is always a personal decision, budget decision, and a technical decision too.

Usually we will only recommend replacement when something is really out of date or more cost effective to replace versus fix.

Although on occasion we have had ancient technology that maybe runs really expensive software that can’t be replaced or duplicated and in those cases sometimes people choose to keep fixing ancient technology to preserve the software.

Technology that is high end or high quality usually might just need some tweaks, or a cleaning to bring it back to life. Maybe even a new part or two.

Our usual rule of thumb is dependent on the cost to replace versus fix, but also taking into account if the hardware is sound also.

There really is no magic way to decide in our experience to fix or replace but we will always do our best to help you find the right answer for your situation.

 

 

 

 

 

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