As you all know recently there were some changes and improvements made in our integrations with the external apps such as Evernote, Dropbox or Box which came with version 1.9.2.. Most of our customers loved the new features but some expressed concerns about security of our implementations. In this post I will try to address these and explain why we did what we did... and why everything is sweet and secure.
Secure Evernote, Dropbox or Box links in Nozbe
What happens when you add an Evernote note, a Dropbox or Box file... as comment to a task in Nozbe?
Through these services' API, Nozbe creates a special, secure link to the item you are attaching. While this link is a unique URL and may be considered as "public", we need to create it in order to let people you're sharing project with have access to the resource you're attaching.
Where is the information about this unique URL stored?
It's only stored in Nozbe. Nowhere else. Nobody can access the link to your Evernote note, Dropbox or Box file, unless they are sharing the same project with you, where the attached item is.
What if I don't share this project with anyone?
Then nobody will ever see this link. Nobody will access it. You can only see it and you can only access this resource. It's completely private for you.
What if somebody can discover the link?
This links is unique and is virtually impossible to be discovered by someone who has not received it from the owner. It only passes between your Nozbe and Evernote and is only visible to you and those you share given project with.
We take security seriously. It's all we think about. All the connection between you, Nozbe, Evernote, Dropbox, Box... is being done through SSL secure connection at a banking-level encryption, so nobody unauthorized can access your Nozbe or other cloud data. Please remember that your privacy and security is our first priority here at Nozbe.
If you still have any questions about it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to chat about how we do everything we can to make sure your data is safe at all times here at Nozbe.
(Written by Delfina - Support - CHO - Chief Happiness Officer)
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014