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iFolder encryption

ifolder 3.x is not encrypted on the server, which is OK. But is it still
encrcypted on the workstation?

Mike
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Re: iFolder encryption

In article <Cjm_e.2234$jT.2136@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>,
mikes_not@home.com says...
> ifolder 3.x is not encrypted on the server, which is OK. But is it still
> encrcypted on the workstation?
>
> Mike


iFolder 2 encrypts files using the blowfish encryption algorithm before
it sends them off to the server (but files on local disk are still
unencrypted) via normal http and those files land on the server still
encrypted. iFolder 3 uses https/SSL to transfer files and those files
end up on the server UNencrypted.

-bert
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Re: iFolder encryption

so the following quote is no longer the case?

"Novell iFolder uses 128-bit encryption to protect personal files that
are sent over the Internet or stored on the server. When you save your
information, Novell iFolder encrypts your files to keep confidential data
out of the hands of unauthorized users. To access your files, you use a
pass phrase that only you know, thus ensuring that your files remain
secure."
(http://www.novell.com/products/ifolder/features.html)

Is that feature no longer supported or is it only a part of the add-
on 'pro' version?

In either case, access via the iFolder client on a workstation is not
(and has never been) pass-phrase protected and is as unsecured as
anything else within the user's profile (assuming that is where iFolder
stores its files)?

Is anyone able to recommend a solution for locally encrypting and syncing
files, preferably from Novell but not necessarily?

Mike


> In article <Cjm_e.2234$jT.2136@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>,
> mikes_not@home.com says...
> > ifolder 3.x is not encrypted on the server, which is OK. But is it

still
> > encrcypted on the workstation?
> >
> > Mike

>
> iFolder 2 encrypts files using the blowfish encryption algorithm before
> it sends them off to the server (but files on local disk are still
> unencrypted) via normal http and those files land on the server still
> encrypted. iFolder 3 uses https/SSL to transfer files and those files
> end up on the server UNencrypted.
>
> -bert
> www.bertplat.nl


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Re: iFolder encryption

In article <JpH_e.3372$jT.136@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>,
mikes_not@home.com says...
> so the following quote is no longer the case?
>
> "Novell iFolder uses 128-bit encryption to protect personal files that
> are sent over the Internet or stored on the server. When you save your
> information, Novell iFolder encrypts your files to keep confidential data
> out of the hands of unauthorized users. To access your files, you use a
> pass phrase that only you know, thus ensuring that your files remain
> secure."
> (http://www.novell.com/products/ifolder/features.html)


> Is that feature no longer supported or is it only a part of the add-
> on 'pro' version?


That feature applied and applies to version 2.x. Version 3 just uses SSL
to protect files in transit.


> In either case, access via the iFolder client on a workstation is not
> (and has never been) pass-phrase protected and is as unsecured as
> anything else within the user's profile (assuming that is where iFolder
> stores its files)?


True; iFolder 2 or 3 do NOT encrypt local files.

> Is anyone able to recommend a solution for locally encrypting and syncing
> files, preferably from Novell but not necessarily?


You could use Windows' own EFS. Haven't the foggiest whether that's any
good, though.

Please submit an enhancement request to include local encryption in
iFolder over at http://support.novell.com/enhancement/

-bert
www.bertplat.nl
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Re: iFolder encryption

thanks Bert, will do.

> In article <JpH_e.3372$jT.136@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>,
> mikes_not@home.com says...
> > so the following quote is no longer the case?
> >
> > "Novell iFolder uses 128-bit encryption to protect personal files

that
> > are sent over the Internet or stored on the server. When you save

your
> > information, Novell iFolder encrypts your files to keep confidential

data
> > out of the hands of unauthorized users. To access your files, you use

a
> > pass phrase that only you know, thus ensuring that your files remain
> > secure."
> > (http://www.novell.com/products/ifolder/features.html)

>
> > Is that feature no longer supported or is it only a part of the add-
> > on 'pro' version?

>
> That feature applied and applies to version 2.x. Version 3 just uses

SSL
> to protect files in transit.
>
>
> > In either case, access via the iFolder client on a workstation is not
> > (and has never been) pass-phrase protected and is as unsecured as
> > anything else within the user's profile (assuming that is where

iFolder
> > stores its files)?

>
> True; iFolder 2 or 3 do NOT encrypt local files.
>
> > Is anyone able to recommend a solution for locally encrypting and

syncing
> > files, preferably from Novell but not necessarily?

>
> You could use Windows' own EFS. Haven't the foggiest whether that's any
> good, though.
>
> Please submit an enhancement request to include local encryption in
> iFolder over at http://support.novell.com/enhancement/
>
> -bert
> www.bertplat.nl


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