Online file mirroring services

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Comparison of online file mirroring services

I want a secure way of sharing a file of passwords with others.

  • All have Windows support. An unknown number have Win XP support.
  • All have Linux support.
  • All have encrypted storage.
  • All have automatic synchronisation.
  • All can auto-detect changes in files.

I spent about six hours putting this page together, checking the facts, formatting it nicely. The Firefox crashed and I lost the lot. Arse. Wikis need a 'save draft' facility.

Provider Product WinXP Zero knowledge P2P6 Server location Free online storage (non-trial) Notes
ElephantDrive ElephantDrive Y Optional (off by default) United States 2 GB Seems OK
SpiderOak Encryptr, secure password management tool and e-wallet. Yes, or newer Yes No  ? free "Encryptr is a Zero Knowledge cloud storage software that encrypts your personal sensitive data such as passwords, credit card data, PINs, and access codes in the cloud. Encryptr ensures that only the user has the ability to access or read the confidential information. Not even the app's developers, the cloud storage provider, or any third party can access your data. Encryptr only ever encrypts or decrypts your data locally on your device. No plain text is ever sent to the server, not even your passphrase."
Seems promising.
Recommended by Edward Snowden.
OwnDrive OwnDrive Yes, or newer Yes? No Norway(Europe) 1 GB Might be OK. Not very established - hard to tell.
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Mozy MozyHome 8 or later. No Linux. Optional No United States, Europe 2 GB "Cloud backup, sync, and mobile access"
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ownCloud.org ownCloud No, 7 or newer Yes No All sorts 1 GB The desktop client, for example, will synchronize the contents of a local folder with the server.
Needs a server, one's own or a free provided one.
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SpiderOak
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And now, as I'm starting to resurrect it, I get an email from DropBox telling me their 2012 compromise has become an issue again and passwords need changing again. I'm probably making a big mistake thinking data can be securely stored in the cloud.Template:Font color