If you want to get weird with it, you could try:
Should be relatively secure ... it's peer-to-peer, and in theory should be
secure. I've used it for trivial stuff before, and it works pretty well.
Mozilla and Firefox have a tool that I would say you could probably trust
reasonably enough as well.
GPG is really still I think the gold standard... it really fits much better
into that "Trust No One" security model (
On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Elizabeth Leonard wrote:
> > Let say your faculty have research files that they want to securely
> share with researchers at another academic institutions (say, on another
> continent). What are secure ways that they can do this?
> Just yesterday I was thinking about just this thing, and my suggestion is
> the implementation of a local HTTP server. Fire it up. Create a directory.
> Save one or more files in the directory. Optionally apply some
> authentication to the directory. Share URL(s). Wait for files to be
> downloaded. Shutdown the server. Yes, the process requires some practice,
> and local networking policies may prohibit such things, but it costs zero
> dollars, does not require third parties, and one has total control over
> their own data. --Eric Morgan