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Secure File Storage

by jmmk / August 22, 2017 7:45 AM PDT

What is the most secure way to store files that must be accessed by various devices via our home network which includes both wired and wifi access. Access includes onsite and offsite locations. Operating Systems involved include Windows 10, macOS 10, Ubuntu 16, iOS 10, Android 6.

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Secure file storage
by johnfj44 / August 23, 2017 5:57 AM PDT
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I would suggest the MyCloud by Western Digital. Ethernet connected storage attached to WiFi router in sizes of one to 5 Terabites. Remanufactured devices further reduces the price. Any backup ap will find your storage device wherever you are. Alternative is any "Cloud" service that has free storage and only backup documents, pictures, and videos.

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by jmmk / August 29, 2017 6:33 AM PDT
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While secure backup is desired, daily access of secure files is the immediate goal. The ultimate goal is to keep others from accessing any of my files. Internal, external drives, NAS, cloud or ???

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by Bob__B / August 29, 2017 8:17 AM PDT

I would not put anything in the cloud that I did not mind losing or sharing with the world.

Look into a nas.
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401086,00.asp

There are various protection features.

It's still up to you to make backups of what's stored on the nas and only connect the backup when needed, do not leave it permanently connected.

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