Dropbox bought encryption service Boxcryptor

Η Dropbox αγόρασε την γερμανική υπηρεσία κρυπτογράφησης Boxcryptor. Νέοι πελάτες δεν γίνονται πλέον δεκτοί και επομένως η υπηρεσία θα πρέπει να σταματήσει να κρυπτογραφεί τα uploads σε cloud.boxcryptor

What is Boxcryptor?

Boxcryptor is a file encryption software and is especially used for cloud synchronization. It was first released on the Dropbox forum on August 5, 2011. After over 1.000 downloads within a week, the developers thought of creating a startup. The software was then distributed by Secomba GmbH as a freemium solution to private users. Companies had to buy a subscription, but were given additional features such as two-factor authentication.

Dropbox buys Boxcryptor

On November 29, 2022, Secomba GmbH announced the sale of Boxcryptor to Dropbox. The American company Dropbox bought the technology and intellectual property of Boxcryptor, but not Secomba GmbH.

Dropbox's purchase target (according to company announcement) is to offer file encryption for paid contracts with business customers in the future.

Boxcryptor encryption service is no longer accepting new customers due to the sale. However, existing subscriptions will likely continue until they expire.

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