Cryptometer - Free client-side encryption for your cloud files! - Librem 5!


#1

This being a part of PureOS (Desktop & Librem 5) may be worth looking into.
Client-side encryption for your desktop, laptop, & mobile!


#2

Personally I’d rather use something which makes me fully in charge of the data such as Syncthing or NextCloud as that guarantees my rights to own and access their data. But I can see how not hosting the files yourself can make things easier to maintain.


#3

Cryptomator is not a hosting service but a tools to encrypt your data befor you send it to the cloud.
You can use it with NextCloud if you want.
I have tested it with Google drive for example.


#4

Someone gets it! The idea is that you can encrypt your files on your end and can store them anywhere you like, including the cloud storage of your choice!


#5

Oh, the site only bragged about Google Drive and Dropbox support so I assumed that was the only thing it supported, my bad!

Still though, any file sync program at all for the Librem 5 is more importantly currently as this is pretty worthless without it.


#6

Well this is NOT file sync. This is an encyption client. It’s not limited to encrypting files for the cloud. It can also do it locally. Maybe you should checkout the program. Give it a test drive. Or at least watch the video first. :slight_smile:


#7

This is verrrry cool, thanks for sharing! I have been looking for something like this for a while.


#8

Why not just use GPG, which is already in core?


#9

These two pieces of software do NOT serve the same purpose.
GPG serves to encrypt messages for email and other types of communication with another party.
Cryptometer serves to encrypt files that can be stored on your local or external drives or even in any cloud provider of your choosing. Please watch the video so you can see they are two very different things.


#10

GPG can encrypt files and folders at rest not just messages. A file/folder encrypted with GPG could then be synced with your provider of choice and decrypted only during file access.

I believe the file can be decrypted to memory to open the file while leaving the disk data encrypted as well, though I’m not intimately familiar with it at quite that level.


#11

GPG can encrypt what you tell it to, it does it very well.


#12

Because it’s very painful and inefficient to encrypt and decrypt all your files one by one with GPG every time you need to read or modify them.
Not to mention key management…