I have written a number of articles about the security of online data storage and the (in)security of normal email. Now a new service called CryptoHeaven takes the concerns out of both. With CryptoHeaven, all data is encrypted in your computer before it is sent online. No third parties, including server administrators, government agencies, big brothers or others, not even the employees of CryptoHeaven, can read your data. You can even safely send credit card numbers through CryptoHeaven's encrypted email.
The company also provides safe and secure instant messaging. CryptoHeaven is available for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, UNIX, and Solaris. However, there is no version of CryptoHeaven for handheld devices, such as iPhones or Android smartphones.
Keep in mind that almost all other Internet backup services also encrypt files in your computer before sending them across the Internet. What is not so common is encrypted email, however. CryptoHeaven's automatic and transparent encryption ensures end-to-end security of your email messages that maintains security every step of the way. However, the recipient of your message also needs to use CryptoHeaven in order to read your messages.
With CryptoHeaven you can access your hosted secure email and online storage account from anywhere. You can also send messages to groups, such as to everyone in your office, if each member of the group is equipped with CryptoHeaven. You also may share encrypted documents (files) with one, several, or all other members of the same group.
If you have a need for safe and secure email or instant messaging, you might want to check out CryptoHeaven. The company offers a free trial but continued use costs $7.99 a month (discounted to $66/year if you pay for twelve months in advance) for 200 megabytes of storage space. Larger amounts of storage are available for higher fees. The full fee listing can be found at http://www.cryptoheaven.com/ch/signup.jsp?UserID=&account=1.
I would suggest that most people do not need CryptoHeaven's services. Most of us have little need for encrypted email and, if we do, we already have other methods of sending secure messages. Almost all online backup services already encrypt your data before sending it across the Internet. (There are a couple of exceptions so check the backup service's web site first to make sure.) Encrypted instant messaging is a nice feature but, again, I question how many people have a need for it. However, if you do have a need for a high level of security, take a look at http://www.cryptoheaven.com.
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