The recent Collection #1 data dump which uncovered 773 million email addresses and their passwords sitting on a public cloud for all to see was yet another stark reminder of how insecure email is. It was hailed the biggest data dump of its kind ever, but it is not even the biggest email hack. Remember how we found out last year that every single Yahoo email was exposed? Emails are the go-to cash cow for hackers, and their are far too heavily relied upon in the business world. Is it time for a rethink?
Email was initially made for programmers to talk to each other openly in the early days of the web, but it went on to become the postal service of the online world. We don’t consider it data storage, but it’s just one big unsafe cloud where immense quantities of communications, contacts and attachments are stored, and it’s laughably insecure.
In the wake of smartphones and slick free messengers, email as a messaging service has been left to the wayside. In the private sphere, it's rarely if ever used for this, but it business it's hanging on by its fingernails. Email group chats get confusing fast as multiple people reply to different strands of conversation and no can make any sense of anything anymore. If you’re under 25, maybe you’ve never even had a private email address. As we approach the second decade of the 21st do we need an alternative to email? Will the original online postal service be rendered useless and hang up its spurs along with fax machines and tin openers?
If you want to get connect with a new contact, social networks are the first port of call since emails have become a black hole. Online etiquette deems it acceptable to ignore them. 90 percent of the average inbox is spam, notifications from social media that just repeats what you already know, or some newsletter you don't remember signing up for and keep forgetting to unregister for. It's easier to bulk click and send it all to the trash bin. If you are a small company, you don;t have to worry about your emails getting caught in the daily house keep of your intended recipient, it's guaranteed your mails are going straight to receivers spam folders anyway because you don’t have enough traffic to beat the algorithms. With email, everyone's a loser.
Email is a dated and insecure means of sending and receiving files and messages. That’s it. get2Clouds does both these things are more, but it does them in an encrypted bubble and safe from hackers.
Instead of an email address, users of get2Clouds are automatically assigned a 555 number when they register. They can change the number to their phone number or a 555 number of their choosing. It is the only free messenger where users don’t have to register their SIM number.
The app works on SIM-less devices as well as dual-SIM device as there is a dual profile option. You can use two 555 numbers, two real numbers or one of each. It’s up to the user, we just want to make it easier for users to manage between tasks and contacts.
get2Clouds works with all major cloud providers so data on public clouds can be encrypted and transferred. Users can also secure and send via their network attached storage (NAS), making their NAS their own private cloud. This is the perfect solution for smaller businesses that do not need to buy cloud space. This way, they can store their data locally and securely.
When sending files via get2Clouds, a double layer of encryption is applied. The patented data transfer technology used within the app already secures over one billion downloads annually for the industrial automation sector.
So next time you’re thinking of sending someone a file via email, think again and download get2Clouds. it’s available on all major app stores and at www.get2Clouds.com