Is WeTransfer safe?

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

  1. marty1990 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?
     
  2. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    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.
     
  4. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I use TrueCrypt along with passwords generated by this website

    https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm
     
  5. marty1990 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?
     
  6. Demonface macrumors 6502a

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    Never heard of them but I dont think you should have a problem .
     
  7. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Use them very frequently at work, seems like a great service to me.
     
  8. StarShot macrumors 6502

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    I wondered about the same questions. (01/17/17) Just found this report, however date in '13.
    Norton Rating


    Norton Safe Web has analyzed wetransfer.com for safety and security problems.
    Summary

    Norton Safe Web found no issues with this site.
    Computer Threats: 0
    Identity Threats: 0
    Annoyance factors: 0
    Total threats on this site: 0
     

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