Information Security Systems

When we send an email or share a document with Dropbox, not even the best ntivirus will ensure that document does not end up in the hands of unauthorized users. We might be able to rely on the fact that the recipient of the document will not forward it, but we cannot know if the computer were we download or view the file has an updated antivirus installed or is being targeted for an attack or a typical Internet scam.

In the case of photos, the problem is bigger. Our advice to parents in order to ensure maximum protection of the minor is to protect any photos that are shared via internet. It is technically difficult to protect photos on Facebook, but what can be done is instead of sharing a photo share a link to a photo that has been protected (for example, share a Dropbox link to a photo protected with Prot-On). This way the owner of the photo always retains control over who can see the photo and is also able to track who has viewed it.

If we share a photo that has not been protected and then want to report a website that has used it without our consent we will most likely find that the legal procedure will last months. If you use Prot-On to protect the photo prior to sharing it, you can take away viewing rights to the photo at any time with a single click of the mouse.

One of the pillars of Internet safety depends on the users themselves, and Prot-On now offers users a free and easy tool to allow them to protect their privacy and the files that matter most to them.

You can download Prot-On for free directly from our web site to your PC (Windows and Mac) or your smartphone (iPhone or Android).

It’s very easy to use, you just protect the document and then, at any time, decide who can access it. The document remains protected even after you’ve shared it via email, in Dropbox, or any other way.