From Now On Users Will Have End-to-End Zero Knowledge Encryption Available on DropBox

Dropbox has announced that it is adding end-to-end encryption with zero knowledge to its file hosting services. This means from now on, the security on Dropbox will be strict and no one will be able to view your files, not even Dropbox itself. According to media reports, this encrypted feature isn't something that Dropbox has implemented independently, rather from now on Dropbox has partnered up with Boxcryptor, a German encryption expert company. By using the assets given by Boxcryptor, Dropbox will make its systems fully encrypted. Boxcryptor founders say that they are joining Dropbox to help them to have a better encrypted and zero knowledge service which will help users feel secure for their data.

It isn't something that the teams of Dropbox are doing. However, some users are curious to know why a platform with such privacy and security rules will add more security. It is worth mentioning here that Dropbox is already using 256-bit AES encryption for the files. It also uses SSL and TLS to provide more security to the files. These types of security systems automatically make them trustworthy with their data. Both of the encryption systems mentioned above are important to secure a file, especially while transmitting them. But these are not zero-knowledge. Zero-knowledge means that once your file is encrypted with it, no one including Dropbox will be able to access the files.

Boxcryptor's IP will help make Dropbox zero knowledge so more users can interact with them. Once the files are fully encrypted, the file holder will have full control over who will be able to see his file and who will not. If you are related to business and enterprises, Dropbox can help you a lot with your files. As they will be completely secure, no one will be able to access them.

Dropbox still hasn't said in which paid plans will the zero-knowledge be available. Some say that users may have to pay separately for zero knowledge. Anything more is yet to say. Dropbox has specific plans for a specific audience. So there is a chance that it will make zero-knowledge available for free for only some plans. What we can say is that there is a high chance that Enterprise and Advanced plans will get zero-knowledge encryption. Let's wait and see what will happen next.

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