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  1. Burgrnfries, THANKS, great info... so any idea why it is so difficult in Evernotes Knowledgebase / help section to find anything about how data is transferred & stored. I really, really want to go paperless and feel good about where my info resides. Re: Hackers - I understand that they can crack codes and hack into banks and all that. I wasn't really thinking about hacking, more about security policies at Evernote ... can someone they hire from a temp agency for a 2 week gig peruse account user's data if they feel like it? You've got to admit, Dropbox's stated security policy would make the average person feel better about how the data is kept. Right now I'm using Evernote (bought the 1 yr deal) and then read the Dropbox info re: securing user data... That's why I said I'm trying to decide between the 2 programs. Thanks for your link that gives more info on the subject... that type of encryption sounds like the encryption using Mozy for data backup. If you forget or lose your password, your data is completely unrecoverable and you'd be SOL. some info from your link: ***** Jungle Disk (a TRUE backup/encryption cloud) says, if you encrypt your "bucket" & forget your password, you are SOL. They cannot help you recover your data. Truecrypt, another TRUE encryption app, also says, if you forget your encryption password, kiss that baby good by. They cannot help you. Evernote states any text you encrypt in Evernote notes is not indexed...same reason as above. And if you forget the password, they cannot help you recover it. So...if you feel comfortable putting something into Dropbox (without using a WINRAR'd file or Truecrypt container or some such), then you should feel equally comfortable putting that info into Evernote. *** John
  2. Hi Everyone - I am trying to decide whether to user EVERNOTE or DROPBOX. My only concern with Evernote is I can't seem to find any information as far as basic security of data on their servers (the cloud). I know I can MANUALLY encrypt / decrypt with Evernote but Dropbox states their Data Security policy right up front (and I have no affiliation with either company): DROPBOX STATES THAT: Dropbox uses modern encryption methods to both transfer and store your data. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption Dropbox website and client software have been hardened against attacks from hackers Public files are only viewable by people who have a link to the file(s). Public folders are not browsable or searchable Dropbox uses Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) for storage, which has a robust security policy of its own. You can find more information on Amazon's data security from the S3 site or, read more about how Dropbox and Amazon securely stores data. THEREFORE, IT "SEEMS" TO ME THAT DROPBOX IS BASICALLY MUCH MORE "SECURE". ANY FEEDBACK REGARDING "SECURE DATA STORAGE" (ie, think about the way your bank stores your data) WOULD BE WELCOME. IT SEEMS THAT DROPBOX IS PROVIDING FEWER STEPS USERS NEED TO TAKE RE: "SECURE" USER DATA. I WANT TO PUT ALL MY PERSONAL AND SENSITIVE INFORMATION INTO THE PROGRAM I CHOOSE AND I HAVEN'T SEEN A SIMILAR SECURITY POLICY STATED FROM EVERNOTE (and again, I am aware of Evernote's ability to manually... add'l steps... encrypt/decrypt certain notes/files but what if that was done for you automatically?) Thanks for any feedback! John
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