Is pushbullet secure?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kapybarus, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Kapybarus macrumors regular

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    Hi, I would like to ask, what you think about security while using Pushbullet.

    Connection is not encrypted so can Pushbullet company or anyone access my data?

    I want to use it on macbook and iPhone.

    Thanks.
     
  2. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    If your data isn't being encrypted in any way then, well, its probably insecure and you're right to be concerned. Why don't you ask here:

    https://www.pushbullet.com/support

    However, I'd suggest a better question is whether it's secure *enough* for your purposes. After all, not much (if anything) is 100% secure. Do you need military grade security for transferring state secrets? Or are you just sending the details of your shopping list.

    I guess if I was you I'd have a think about what level of security is appropriate for my needs, then have a word with the pushbullet support folks at the link above.
     
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    Read the privacy policy - you should judge for yourself. I did, and so did my IT rep. We both agreed that Pushbullet is a security risk. I liked the promise of convenience, but it's not worth the risk. IMHO, it's another marketing whore.
     

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