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Storing sensitive data in your Dropbox folder

Problem
You want to store some sensitive data in your Dropbox folder, e.g. passwords. How to protect these data?

Solution
In your Dropbox folder create a Truecrypt volume and store your data in this encrypted virtual file system. For more info refer to this article.

Example
I wanted to store some credentials that I wanted to access from several machines. In my Dropbox folder I created a 10 MB Truecrypt volume. I mounted it and put the sensitive data in it.

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  1. kfrapin
    January 8, 2012 at 20:42

    It’s a good idea, because in this case you’re sure that your datas are well protected !

    Nevertheless, you can also use keepassx (http://www.keepassx.org/) and store your passwords database in your DropBox folder.

    Keepassx encrypts all your database in AES or Twofish using a 256 bits key.

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