Two weeks ago a researcher group published a report titled Unauthorized Cross-App Resource Access (XARA) on MAC OS X and iOS about major security flaws in Apple’s operating systems. These vulnerabilities are caused by loose application-to-application and application-to-OS access permissions. For example, when you install an application on Mac OS X, it considers the application as trusted enough to access your Keychain.
Long, long, time ago, in early 2011, we - Andrea and Robert - started with the very first version of Boxcryptor. Boxcryptor was - originally - developed as an internal solution to secure our Dropbox. As we got more and more positive feedback, we decided to publish an early prototype of our encryption software and posted a link in the official Dropbox forum. Within a week, Boxcryptor was downloaded more than 1,000 times.
You may have already read it but SafeMonk shuts down its service. The SafeMonk servers will remain online until August 31, 2015.
SafeMonk is an encryption software similar to Boxcryptor. However, SafeMonk only encrypts sensitive data within Dropbox. In an open letter, the developers behind SafeMonk have announced, that their attention has been shifting to other initiatives.
According to SafeMonk's former developers, SafeMonk does not fit into the focus of the parent company, SafeNet.
We are happy to announce that we released our new app for iOSwith iCloud support today! It took long, that is true. But fact is, our new version contains several innovations so it surely paid to wait. The most important improvement is iCloud support. Now iPhone and iPad users are able to encrypt their files before storing them on Apple´s server.
In order to constantly improve our service and to keep our servers up-to-date, we need to maintain our infrastructure regularly. Although we strive to provide the highest availability of our solution, some of these tasks might have an impact on the availability of our service. Therefore we are now introducing maintenance windows for these tasks. The introduction of planned maintenance windows gives planning reliability to us and our users while we keep working on the best encryption solution for your needs.
Yesterday we released our new Boxcryptor version for Mac OS X. With this version we added improvements in usability, compatibility and stability. Especially the usage in teams is simpler in the latest Mac version.
As of yesterday, the official version of Boxcryptor Portable is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. With the portable version you don’t need a local installation of Boxcryptor anymore to access your sensitive data. In fact, you don’t even need your cloud storage provider’s software anymore. We developed our portable version because we believe that cloud security shouldn’t be limited to users with admin rights.
We are happy to announce that we released our new Boxcryptor for Windows version (2.1.401) today!
Amongst some stability improvements and minor bug fixes, we improved the UI and usability of our Windows version. This means, that our users can now access the Boxcryptor context menu via a right-click everywhere (not only in the Boxcryptor drive). That a lot of users are trying to access Boxcryptor outside the Boxcryptor drive was an important feedback we got from users in a usability test which we conducted a couple of weeks ago.