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Old 22.06.2011, 13:40
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Re: Privacy, Security on Internet

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can a cloud provider encrypt your data and not have access to it
to be picky also: that's not the posed question. your question is "can you give the provider access to the data to encrypt without giving them access to your data". the answer to your re-phrased question is obviously "no". now you could give them the data, they encrypt it and give you the key and then wipe the key and original data, but that would just be silly since you could have the key initially and just send it to them encrypted.

however, it is entirely possible for dropbox to work in the same way to the end user, but when you type your password in, the encryption is done locally based on the password and then the encrypted data is sent to the dropbox server without additional user input.

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Is it technically possible for an online storage provider to provide encryption "out of the box" using nothing that is stored on their side?

That is, you enter a password via SSL and everything you send is stored in an encrypted form? Your password is not stored on their server in plain text so there is nothing for hackers to bother taking?

answer: yes.
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Old 22.06.2011, 13:44
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Re: Privacy, Security on Internet

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i had ran an online-backup service that the user hold the key of encryption for their own files and if they lost it, I can do nothing to decrypt it for them; so it is in use.
Swissvault is doing this....storing data in military bunkers in the bernese alps.
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