Thanks to an innovative approach to data storage, Cubbit promises almost 100% data protection while maintaining privacy. But because it is at an early stage of development, it cannot yet be compared to traditional solutions.
From the beginning of testing, I’ve been thinking about how to actually label Cubbit. A distributed NAS will probably be best for him. Unlike conventional network storage, it relies more on networked devices than on local disks, where files are evenly distributed after uploading. Why?
The first reason is almost 100% data protection, the second is quick access from anywhere. As a result, with Cubbit, you get something like Dropbox or OneDrive – but not only the operator’s data centers in the background, but many other user repositories. However, compared to these regular clouds, there is no need to pay additional monthly fees and at the same time you can be sure that no one (including Cubbit developers) will get to your data.
Divide and upload
Once the storage is connected to your home network and activated, it will look like a normal network folder on your computer. You can copy data here or download it from here. The same goes for the web interface. Compared to a regular NAS, however, a completely different process takes place in the background. The files are divided into many sections, each of which is encrypted with a unique key and uploaded to a different repository on the Cubbit Swarm network. If you subsequently access the data from the outside, the individual pieces of files are decrypted, put together and downloaded at the peer-to-peer level.
Files can be accessed from the outside via a web interface, where files can be shared at the same time. It can be opened on the local network as a normal network folder
From a security perspective, this is a very robust method with a very low probability of possible data loss. The greatest risk of losing your data would be the moment the creator of Cubbit crashed and shut down its control servers, which take care of running the (de) encryption algorithm.
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