Lockbox Ventures To Create An NSA-Proof Cloud Storage Service

Lockbox is a tech startup that was launched back in 2008. Since then, the company has been working on creating a highly secure cloud service of its own. With the recent $2.5 million seed funding it has received, the startup is all set to create a cloud service which will essentially be NSA-proof.

Digital security

Lockbox is already offering a free trial of its cloud storage service. The company essentially encrypted and compresses any given file before the user uploads it to the cloud. This way, anyone who wishes to access the file and decrypt it will need the corresponding key. Anyone else, including the hackers, wouldn’t be able to access the contents of that file.

However, it must be noted that this is not something new. Recently, many others have started offering the same feature in their respective cloud offerings. Moreover, this feature which is touted as the pinnacle of digital security, still rests heavily on what kind of encryption is being used on the files.

In a recent article, we reported how the U.S. intelligence community is spending a huge budget on cryptanalysis, which is a euphemism for attempts by the likes of NSA and CIA to find ultimate tools to break the best of encryption keys. Nonetheless, Lockbox is still a useful service and can ward off most of the malicious entities that would want to gain access to your cloud files.

The company claims that “Lockbox Client Portal gives you all the benefits of secure document sharing and storage that’s truly simple, private and convenient.” By checking out the free trial, you will be in a better position to judge how accurate that claim is.

Source: Lock Box
Courtesy: Slashdot

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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