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Brand new user here gearing up to transfer 500+ notes from another system into Evernote. However, some of these contain extremely sensitive data.

Are my notes encrypted when on the Evernote servers? I am not so much worried they'll sell it or anything, just concerned that malicious employees or hackers could break into their systems. Any offline copies I keep on my desktop are all located on encrypted file systems so I feel like I have the client end addressed.

Also -- what does Evernote use for cloud storage...do they farm that out to Amazon? I guess I am wondering if they have any redundancy built into their storage system....

Whats the scoop?

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Are my notes encrypted when on the Evernote servers? I am not so much worried they'll sell it or anything, just concerned that malicious employees or hackers could break into their systems.

I suggest you search on encryption or security. This topic has already been discussed at great length. Using the search function prevents other users (who volunteer their time to answer questions) from having to repost what they've already posted in other threads. Also, I started a thread about Dropbox vs Evernote that discusses this topic. Then, if you have specific questions, please post them.

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Are my notes encrypted when on the Evernote servers? I am not so much worried they'll sell it or anything, just concerned that malicious employees or hackers could break into their systems.

I suggest you search on encryption or security. This topic has already been discussed at great length. Using the search function prevents other users (who volunteer their time to answer questions) from having to repost what they've already posted in other threads. Also, I started a thread about Dropbox vs Evernote that discusses this topic. Then, if you have specific questions, please post them.

Will do.

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Thanks for the links guys -- big help.

I also stumbled upon a blog entry in 2008. It confirms what I suspected. The notes are stored unencrypted and therefore I really can't include any really sensitive material unless I do client side encryption first ... which I've test and thankfully seems to work very well.

I do wish there was an option to perform clients-side encryption on a note by default. Sort-of like a private checkbox or something. Would be cool if the preference could be at the notebook level.

In any event..looking forward to my new app!

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