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Importance of filename encryption

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carol1988
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Importance of filename encryption

Post by carol1988 »

Thank you Micky for your Syncback product that I used for many years and recommended over and over to friends and family.
Now the backup/sync world mostly involve ONLINE backup and it is great to see you have integrated features to backup with many online backup solutions (OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.). Also thank you so much for having made so many features and changes by responding and listening to all your customer questions (many times you implemented a feature the same day when not even planned)!

The LACK of encryption/security on most online backup service is a known fact and critical for most users (or will become soon due to awareness of issues with current solutions). Handling this is a must for any serious backup software that wants to continue to stay meaningful.

I read many threads asking for *FILENAME ENCRYPTION* (supported by 7z or inferior backup solutions similar to yours). In many cases filename encryption is almost as important as file encryption. Precious information can be derived from filenames.

PLEASE kindly consider this as a MUST HAVE feature. Backup = online backup now days (even if some still do local backups) so the lack of such feature is sufficient for even loyal customers to stop using Syncback as their favorite do-all backup solution and start looking at the many other backup solutions on the net.

Thank you so much for considering it!

Sincerely,
a loyal customer
mickyj
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Re: Importance of filename encryption

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Hi, V8 already has filename encryption. See the Compression->Encryption settings page and the help file for details. Of course this is filename encryption within a Zip file. Thanks
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Re: Importance of filename encryption

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Unfortunately that feature requires all files to be put into a single zip file, which will make even the smallest change to take (almost literally) "forever" to backup to a slow cloud service...
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