Recently hundreds of the Hollywood celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton fell prey to the hacking of the cloud storage services they were using. The hackers stole thousands of compromising pictures of these ladies and posted them online. This rings an alarm to everyone who is in the habit of storing their important documents, pictures and videos over the cloud storage services. But there is nothing to worry about if you are encrypting the files in your cloud storage. The free Cloudfogger program can automatically encrypt your files that you store on Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive so that even if the hackers get hold of your cloud service password, they won’t be able to get any meaningful data as everything would be encrypted.
Cloudfogger is available for all the popular platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. As you install Cloudfogger, you can create a new account from withing the application – all it requires is your name, email address and a password.
The next step involves selecting the cloud services installed on your computer or mobile phone that you want to protect. It automatically detects the installed cloud service clients, but you can also manually add any left out folders linked to them. You must have installed the cloud service clients before installing Cloudfogger for automatic detection; if you install the cloud clients later, then you have to configure them from Cloudfogger settings.
After this, Cloudfogger will start to encrypt and automatically re-upload the files to the cloud servers. The encrypted files shall be renamed with the .cfog extension. You would see the un-encrypted files in local cloud folders on your hard disk, but if you access the cloud service through a web browser or on a computer where Cloudfogger is not installed, then you would see the encrypted files with the .cfog extension.
You can open the Cloudfogger settings in Windows by right-clicking on its notification area icon and choosing Status & Settings. In the settings screen, you can see the current protection status, configure and protect cloud services with Cloudfogger, change your Cloudfogger password and more.
Conclusion: You can protect your Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive cloud storage accounts by encrypting the stored files using the free Cloudfogger program. This way even if hackers gain access to your cloud storage, they will get only encrypted data which is meaningless to them.
You can download Cloudfogger from http://www.cloudfogger.com/.