Hello. I've just signed up to the Free service and added Google Drive. I wish to be able to store a text file in my Google Drive, encrypted, so that even if my Google account is compromised, no-one can read the file.
I have created my Boxcryptor account with my same Google account's email address. I have created the file and can see it in Boxcryptor. I can also see it in Google Drive, but not open it in Google Drive. A file called FolderKey.bch is also present.
I would also like to be able to send a copy of the encrypted file to a friend, in case my Google account is ever deleted.
So, on to the questions...
- If my Google account was compromised, someone logged in would NOT be able to read the encrypted file, but the COULD delete it. Correct?
- If my Google account was compromised, a password reset request would NOT be able to get that person access to my Boxcryptor key. Correct?
- If my Google drive file was deleted, and I lost my phone, would I just need a copy of the file (textile.txt.bc - saved on a local hard drive, for example) and a copy of the Boxcryptor app on a replacement phone, plus my key, to reopen it? Or is the encrypted file tied to the specific installation of Boxcryptor, and/or the file location where I saved it, and/or the FolderKey.bch file?
- What happens if Boxcryptor disappears from the App Store one day?