Strongroom is a browser based notepad focused on data privacy. Its goal is to provide the convenience of an available-everywhere notepad with the peace of mind obtained from strong, client-side encryption.
Strongroom uses Selective Share Encryption-as-a-Service to deal with the privacy and networking details because it abstracts all network communication which leads to simpler, safer applications.
When a service provider has access to their clients’ data, it is a question of time until the data is lost, stolen, leaked, handed over due to a legal situation or misused. Some may opt to destroy the service rather than part with the data, but in all cases the clients lose. Their privacy, the service or both.
The only way to use a service and have relative certainty about your data privacy is if the data is encrypted on the client side using keys which are physically inaccessable to the provider company.
sltvand ensure synchronisation works.
The first time this location is opened, the browser will warn about an untrusted certificate. Add the certificate as an exception.
The certificate information is as follows:
After accepting the certificate a confirmation message should open. The security page has more details on the safety of this action.
Ensure ‘Check connectivity’ is positive.
Ensure ‘Register’ is positive.
When all the items are green, close the dialog.
Strongroom is an example of a browser based application utilising the
sltv HTTP interface to offload all data and privacy related network
communications to the Selective Share service.
sltv was designed with the following goals:
sltvmust run outside the browser environment.
The design has the advantages:
sltvcan be used simultaneously by multiple independent third-party applications without the possibility of a rogue application accessing any unauthorised data.