Torrent Freak reports that BitTorrent Inc. has "opened up its Sync app to the public today." The program, called Sync App works much the same way as Dropbox. The major difference, however, is that "theres no cloud involved. Users sync the files between their own computers and no third-party has access to it."
While Sync uses BitTorrent technology, peoples files are not accessible to outsiders. Only those who have the unique private key can access the shared folder.
All the traffic is encrypted using a private key derived from the shared secret. Your files can be viewed and received only by the people with whom you share your private secret, BitTorrent explains.
To increase security, the latest Sync version also has the option to let the secret key expire after a day so new devices cant be added, even if outsiders have the private key.
BitTorrent stresses that Sync is still in Alpha development but tests carried out by TorrentFreak confirm that it works very well. It is an ideal tool for people who want to share large amounts of data between computers without going through third-party services.
|10 Geeky Laws That Should Exist, But Don't|
|Microsoft Vista Tiny|
|ON THE EVE OF THE FUTURE|
|Killing Bad Patents|
|Hacking Android Using Body Implants|
|“Social robots will be uniquely personal.”|
|“The more employees are watched, the harder they try to avoid being watched.”|
|“When Life Gives You Lemons.”|
|“Bioinspired Polymeric Woods.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture.”|
|“The prospects and future of AI.”|