I currently use another program to encrypt files in conjunction with Google Drive Sync. I am having many issues with Drive Sync and came across this program which seems to be able to replace both programs. Unfortunately, while it does encrypt files, it does not have an option to encrypt filenames, which is a must for me as the filenames can give away valuable information. If it did I would be able to replace both programs with this one.
Encrypted filenames(6 posts) (3 voices)
Thanks for the suggestion.
We decided not to encrypt filenames after feedback in the beta of Syncdocs that the files were hard to find.
What are your requirements? Do you also need to encrypt folder names?
Well, yes they would be hard to find but my reasoning is that that is the point. Naming a file or folder "my_financial_info" kind of makes it a target, even if the data is encrypted. Sure, security by obscurity is not security in and of itself but in conjunction with something else it makes it just a little more secure. The filename would be decrypted locally on the system as well and it would only be hard to read through the web interface of your cloud provider.
Also, making it an option would make the "hard to find" issue a moot point. For those that find it hard to find files, well, they can simply turn that feature off. It sounds like the feature was already implemented in a beta as well and it would just need to be made an option at this point. In my opinion, there really isn't much of a reason not to include it. Just my two cents. Encrypted file and folder names is the only requirement lacking for me, personally.
That brings up another question. Would it be possible to obtain a copy of the beta you mentioned?
We'll look into re-enabling the filename encryption code. It was with an old version beta, which won't work with the latest Google Drive API.
All filenames and folder names were 80 character hex strings, which make online file organization impossible for encrypted files.
Thanks. I'll keep my fingers crossed. :)
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