Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have read articles suggesting the use of DropBox in conjunction with a password manager database to facilitate strong, distinct passwords that can easily be used on various computers and mobile devices; however, I've also read comments claiming that this is not safe, DropBox can't be trusted, and that doing this means you're begging to be hacked or have your identity stolen.

Assuming a TrueCrypt volume with a "strong" password/passphrase on a DropBox account also with a "strong" password/passphrase, can this solution be considered safe for online backup and synchronization of sensitive information?

By "sensitive information" I am referring to password manager databases, financial software files (like Quicken), and scans of old financial documents such as purchase receipts or even tax returns.

share|improve this question
    
For data I use a WHS with varying encrypted TrueCrypt volumes depending on the level of the data which I periodically push to an external drive which is then stored in a safe. For passwords I use clipperz. – Aaron McIver Feb 11 '11 at 19:02
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Maximum PC has a good how-to article with tips and tricks for using Dropbox. Tip 1 is using a Password program to sync your account details via Dropbox. Tip 3 is how to use TrueCrypt with Dropbox including a link to an in-depth setup article. Good food for though at the least. I would be totally confident using a TrueCrypt volume to keep personal/private information safe on Dropbox. Go for it!

share|improve this answer

I do this. My security plan depends completely on encryption strength, Dropbox or no.

share|improve this answer
    
Which is what TrueCrypt excels at. – Mircea Chirea Feb 11 '11 at 19:36

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .