Attention! Please read before posting news!

We at Rage3D require that news posts be formatted in a particular way, so before you begin contributing to the front page, we ask that you study the Rage3D News Formatting Guide first.

Thanks for reading!
See more
See less

Got Secrets? This Dropbox Competitor Will Encrypt Them

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Got Secrets? This Dropbox Competitor Will Encrypt Them

    I like where these guys are coming from. I am all for better methods of securing what I do online.

    Everyone really ought to do more to protect themselves online. Use two-factor authentication. Encrypt email. Make sure any downloaded software hasn’t been tampered with. But it is such a pain.

    Many companies see a business opportunity in making all of this easier. Keybase, founded by OK Cupid co-founders Chris Coyne and Max Krohn, is the latest to join this new field of consumer-focused security companies.

    Keybase started out focused largely on making it slightly easier to encrypt email using a technology called PGP, short for “Pretty Good Privacy.” Now the company is expanding into other areas, starting with Dropbox-style file sharing, where it hopes to be able to do more good. And it’s just landed $10.8 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz to make it happen.

    “[Encryption] shouldn’t be something only a hacker can do,” Krohn says. “It should be something that anyone using a workstation in their daily lives should be able to use effectively. You shouldn’t have to understand crypto in order to use these products.”
    Source: Wired