Hak5 1020 – Gladinet Cloud Desktop and Keylogging with AutoIt
is time on the show, access your cloud via explorer, Mubix joins us to talk keylogging with AutoIt, and a few of your tips and questions. All that and more, this time on Hak5!
This time on the show, access your cloud via explorer, Mubix joins us to talk keylogging with AutoIt, and a few of your tips and questions. All that and more, this time on Hak5!
There are plenty of Cloud Services available now but not many of them actually hook all of your services up so you have access to many of them through the same window. Gladinet Cloud Desktop is an emerging software application that does something kind of like that. It’s available in 32 / 64 bit versions, and only works on Windows machines. It seems to be built for a target audience of companies and business professionals, with a starter edition being free but all the others come with a 30 day free trial, then you pay somewhere near $50 a year. By the way, click buy it now and there’s a referral program where they give you $10 for each friend that signs up. They also have a cloud server starting at $5 per month, but I’m just going to stick with checking out the Cloud Desktop application.
Download the version of your choice, and go through the on screen setup. With their Cloud Storage Desktop you can access your cloud storage on a number of different sites (i.e. Box.net, amazon S3, Rackspace, even your own FTP server, etc.). This seems to be really handy for anyone that has Amazon S3 because they have several options for all of the applications. Although, I did notice that a lot of services are not available, like Dropbox and Spideroak, and Google Docs won’t work if you use two factor authentication. When you mount your online storage from another company, you have to enter your username and password which are stored locally. They say on their site the security is in-memory only, SSL Secured and AES 256 bit encrypted. You can also have your cloud folder synced to all of your computers if you want to.
After this super simple setup, you now have access to all of your online storage through Windows Explorer, no need to log into your internet browser or open another program. All you need is some cloud storage somewheres, and Gladinet mounts it as a virtual drive for all your syncing needs. Looks cool! Just wish the more advanced versions didn’t cost so much… I’m such a penny pincher. So all in all, Gladinet looks really cool and it’s SUPER easy. I like it but they have some limits to my needs. They need to join forces with some other companies like my fav- SpiderOak- and add the two factor authentication abilities for Google Docs. What do you think? You can always email us or comment and we’ll be sure to check those out.
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