Once in the cloud, for the most part your files are out of your hands. As Apple’s Steve Wozniak once predicted, the more data we move onto the cloud, the less control we’re going to have over it. This is the world we live in. Fortunately, there is a new way to track where your files go, how they travel and the shape they are in once they conclude their journey. Here is how.
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In 2017, peer-to-peer file sharing represented 6,810 petabytes per month, confirming the accelerating demand for file sharing platforms. Today, the market is at a crossroads. The old way continues to make it hard for users to control the transfer and housing of files. This is because most consumer products such as DropBox or Google Drive were built for collaboration, not to enable user control.
XcooBee disrupts that paradigm putting you in control. For heightened transparency, you can see whether your files were received, opened or rejected, very useful for handling confidential documents. Our timestamping workflow option, based on bitcoin blockchain, helps you verify the document status at a point in time and makes it easy to handle change claims.
Data privacy is not only about storage. Compromises can and do happen in transfer. So when sharing a file with a colleague while on an insecure cafe network, you risk it getting intercepted by a hacker, compromising your security and exposing your app credentials. Most cloud providers don’t protect your data while in transfer. They are a storage solution, after all.
The new way serves both to protect your files from network intruders and use encryption to raise transfer security regardless of what network you are on. All data on XcooBee is deleted automatically as part of our privacy promise. Another upgrade is having the ability to view how recipients reacted to your file, whether they downloaded or deleted them permanently. XcooBee hands you the tool so that you can work anywhere you choose and not worry about your data being exposed to unintended recipients, including XcooBee.
Outside of using a storage provider service, the other popular way to share files is by email. And yet, time and again, it’s been proven to be the most insecure way to go. 91% of cyberattacks start with a phishing email as hackers learn to avoid filters and find ways to cross security lines.
XcooBee once more has a solution. This one is called identity validation. Using a 5-star rating system, XcooBee verifies all users trying to send you a file through the network. The sender’s level of validation is visible in your inbox before you download any documents, giving you the confidence that the files are indeed safe to receive.
As larger volumes of our data find their way to the cloud, it is crucial we find better ways to handle our personal information. The tools are here. What we choose is on us.