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Symantec's new encryption options for Apple mobile devices, Dropbox file-sharing

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

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  Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

I hope it isn't expected that I will pay $225 for this encryption capability…
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  Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

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I hope it isn't expected that I will pay $225 for this encryption capability…

No, not at all. But you'll have to find some other way to encrypt your files.
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  Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

I'd look for alternatives before buying anything from Symantec. They have been known to install malware of their own while trying to delete others.

I did a quick search and found BoxCryptor, a German startup, that has clients for desktop and mobile operating systems. Each file is individually encrypted before being sent to DropBox or any other server. Some versions are free while others have a minimal cost. I haven't tried it (yet) so use at your own risk. They say they use AES256 encryption, which is contained within all Apple OSes, so maybe they are simply leveraging the basic encryption capabilities (Symantec probably is as well), providing an automated capability to encrypt/decrypt on the fly.
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  Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

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I'd look for alternatives before buying anything from Symantec. They have been known to install malware of their own while trying to delete others.


The the funniest BS I've heard for a long time. LOL!!!!
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  Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:16 AM

@pwk0jbn, Check my statement out before you make a joke of a comment. I've had to deal with Symantec products at work for years and their products cause as much harm as good.
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  Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:21 AM

If I won't put any Symantec product other than Ghost on any PC I deal with what makes them think I'll do it on my Mac?

Any machine I find with it on I often replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials instead. It's a better product that doesn't suck the life out of your machine.
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