MrT 1 Posted May 23, 2010 Share Posted May 23, 2010 As I understand it, whatever we put into online notebooks in Evernote, are stored unencrypted on the Evernote servers. I know Evernote says that their servers are very well protected, but our data is still available to a good hacker or thieves, should they decide to raid the data center. Not to mention, if you're tin-foil hat kinda guy, how the government is looking into your personal notes on a weekly basis I'm only bringing this up because I've started to look at online backup services such as Mozy, Backblaze, iDrive etc. All of them of course stores your data encrypted, but some of them also allows you to define your own private encryption key, meaning the key never leaves your head/source computer. Also means, if you forget the key, your backup data is lost. It's a risk (if you forget/lose the key) but it gives better security. So that made me think about Evernote. The only thing between all my personal notes, invoices, top secret missilie defense intelligence and to-do lists, are my username and a password - a password which I think is not even needed if somebody has physical access to Evernote servers. I do encrypt notes that have sensitive information but it's too cumbersome having to encrypt everything that you'd rather not have 'out there'. (I'm not paranoid - but I'm also not totally confident about putting everything 'out there' without encryption). What do you think, do you worry about it or not? Link to comment
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