Is WeTransfer safe?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by marty1990, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    The hosting/email transfer site thing, how safe is it?

    I in-putted a friends email, and was hesitant to use my own personal email so used my universities email address, selected the files I wanted to send from my desktop and it's uploading now.

    Is WeTransfer safe, or is anything... erm... compromised?
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    SilentPanda

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    #3
    It can't hurt to encrypt the data first using software like TrueCrypt. Then even if the file gets viewed by a 3rd party, it won't matter.
     
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    Mr. McMac

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    I use TrueCrypt along with passwords generated by this website

    https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was only images I sent through, stuff that was far too big to be sent through emails. Just a bit concerned about WeTransfer doing something to my Mac?
     
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    Never heard of them but I dont think you should have a problem .
     
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    andalusia

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    Use them very frequently at work, seems like a great service to me.
     

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