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Security when using Dropbox on IPad

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by BNW, May 30, 2012.

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    Hi there,
    I am a new user of IPad and also of this forum. I would like to use Dropbox to bring documents from the office on travels. My employer is reluctant as he sees it as a security issue that documents are stored on the web. Anyone with some useful comments that I can bring along to justify my use?
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    A lot of people with this concern will encrypt their dropbox folder (some versions of Windows 7 have this built in, and there is this truecrypt program I have heard about). I'm not sure how that works with the iPad, though. I don't worry about security as I don't think anything I'm doing needs security, but that may not be true for everyone and even myself, depending on what I'm doing.
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    Thanks for your input! I will check out the possibility of encrypting the folder. If anyone has ideas on how this may work with the IPad, please let me know.
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    Our company uses dropbox heavily with PDF Expert and we have done a ton of research.

    Dropbox is very secure, and uses an SSL connection and encryption.

    https://www.dropbox.com/help/27

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    he iPad can not encrypt it's own data before sending it out at least not unless the software/app has it built in and we haven't found that. Just he Dropbox connection and storage is protected.
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    Thanks, will add your input to my "justification":)
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    Yes it can encrypt stuff it puts onto dropbox. Try Datalocker. Groundbreaking app.

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