srm 1 Posted August 23, 2013 Share Posted August 23, 2013 I've been reading through lots of posts on how to make Evernote more secure. Here's one suggestion. It involves a few compromises but might be suitable for some people, particularly if you want to keep sensitive information of a business nature in Evernote and only use on personal computers and not mobile devices. The scenario is 2 laptops, both running Windows (though the solution in principle also applies to Macs). It won't work with mobiles or tablets. 1. Install DropBox on each machine2. Install BoxCryptor on each machine. This will perform on the fly encryption of everything in a mountable drive within DroxBox.3. Install Evernote for Windows on each machine, and put the Evernote database in a Boxcrpytor folder.4. Use Evernote, but put everything in local notebooks, which do not sync with the Evernote cloud. Although the local notebooks don't sync with Evernote servers, their contents (i.e. the Evernote database) does sync across DropBox machines so will be kept in sync across the two machines (and any others which are added). Can anyone see any flaws with this, other than the obvious ones: 1. Can't share notes with other people2. Won't work on iOS or Android because even though there are DropBox and BoxCryptor apps, you can't tell the Evernote mobile client where to locate its database. BoxCryptor drives can be set to auto-mount when a particular user logs in (e.g. on a home machine which has BitLocker enabled), or not (for example on a work machine where the encrypted drive could be mounted manually when the user logs in). Also protects against the work machine being stolen if the hard drive is not encrypted. The data is secure on both machines, syncs between them and nothing (confidential) is stored within the Evernote cloud in a human-readable form. I've not tried this out, but would appreciate any feedback on the suggestion. Thanks. srm Link to comment
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