Grendel: free/open source software for protecting your cloud data

Discuss

6 Responses to “Grendel: free/open source software for protecting your cloud data”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What device are those rotors from?

  2. nixiebunny says:

    I love rotors, Enigma or others.

    I’m leery of cloud computing just because your data are in the hands of someone else whose main goal in life is not to protect *your* data.

    Encryption is better than no encryption. Unless you forget the key, that is.

    I don’t think it needs more than a cursory attempt at encryption, since it’s not likely that folks with truly sensitive data would store it in a cloud.

    • Inventorjack says:

      “I don’t think it needs more than a cursory attempt at encryption, since it’s not likely that folks with truly sensitive data would store it in a cloud.”

      What alternate world are you living on?

      Just kidding with you, but do consider: If government, military, and businesses put very sensitive data on laptops and flash drives which are then lost, what gives you any indication that some people wouldn’t do the same with the cloud? I’m pretty confident that there’s at least *some* very sensitive data on just about any service in the cloud.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Steampunk cryptex ? ;-)

  4. hep cat says:

    If this is supposed to be be useful for cloud computing, they better work out the Beowulf incompatibilities. I hear that Grendel dies in a Beowulf environment.

  5. cymk says:

    From the sounds of it, the system is only as good as the password. If the user has a really simple password phrase or number string then all the encryption in the world won’t help. For example, a few weeks back, twitter posted a list of 100+ banned passwords because they were too damned easy to guess.

    I think “cloud computing” will gain a larger foot hold, as our devices get smaller and smaller, and the ability to log on to a data cloud or server containing anything and everything you could want would become invaluable. Instead of having 32 GB on your ipod or mp3 player, you connect wirelessly to your data cloud and select from any music file you have stored (TB or PB worth of data). No more having to worry about breaking or corrupting HDDs or SSDs, all your data would be stored and backed up in your own data cloud.

Leave a Reply