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SpiderOak.com and related SSL certificates were changed yesterday due to the OpenSSL Bug

As has been widely published, a significant vulnerability has been found in OpenSSL, the transport encryption library used by many SSL websites. SSL is the mechanism that encrypts your browser’s connection to the server, verifying the server’s identity and preventing eavesdropping. Many people know it as the padlock icon in a web browser. Many sites […]

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Dear Ubuntu One Users: What SpiderOak Can Do For You

Canonical announced today that Ubuntu One is shutting down. In addition to natively supporting Linux since day 1 in 2007 (my machines run Ubuntu, Debian, and RedHat) we also support Windows and Mac allowing you to be flexible.  Enjoy our easier pricing and Zero Knowledge Privacy Policy and keep your data safe, synced, and private!  Over 20% of our […]

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Get Unlimited Storage in Honor of World Backup Day

Limits are like rules. They are made to be broken. So what if there weren’t any limits? What if we gave you infinite GBs? Would you back up all your Frank Zappa albums? Or the entire Wong Fei Hung film series? Perhaps you would store a digital copy of every photo you have ever taken… Whatever the […]

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We’re hiring a new CR rep!

SpiderOak is in the market for a new customer relations associate. This is a full-time, flexible hours, work from home position which is available to any city in the world (although we’ll give preference to someone living in Kansas City, Chicago, or San Francisco). SpiderOak is an all-telecommute company of about 40 people; we use […]

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Cyber Monday 2013 Deal, 35% Off All Plans

Here at SpiderOak – being the sort of people that like to dive into the spirit of any holiday, we thought we’d share our enthusiasm by offering you a great deal. For the next 24 hours, upgrade your account and get a wonderful 35% off any yearly plan. That means you get state of the art privacy […]

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Place Privacy First for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). We believe you don’t have sacrifice privacy in our online world. Furthermore, we believe privacy is the best form of security. Building privacy into technology is the key to true freedom online. In honor of NCSAM, SpiderOak would like to offer you 25% off our yearly plans. For the rest […]

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Ubuntu/Debian APT repository GPG key update

Hello Debian friends! The GPG key for our Ubuntu/Debian APT repository expires today. We’ve created a new key that you can get here: https://spideroak.com/dist/spideroak-apt-2013.asc. We will have new builds shortly that include the new key. The new key looks like this: pub 1024D/08C15DD0 2013-09-20 [expires: 2016-09-19] Key fingerprint = FE45 E533 0B11 DCF0 3247 EF49 […]

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The Garfleburgers of Spalagnatz IV

“Do you remember the garfleburgers of Spalagnatz IV? No, I guess you probably don’t. Even nowadays putting a brain in a tin can is a tricky procedure, and it was downright dangerous when you were transcribed. I’m sure a lot of good memories got lost then, but it’s not like we had much of a […]

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Happy WiFi day! 8.02.11, the most exclusive holiday ever!

(Image Credit: IEEE) Your birthday comes around once every year, Halley’s comet passes once every 75 years, but WiFi day still takes the cake as the most exclusive holiday. Happening only once on this fine day of August 2nd of 2011 and thus cementing it’s position as the ruler of all holidays. Due to the […]

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Cheating the System

One of the benefits of this ’7 Posts –> 7 Days’ project is that I can finally push through some writing that I have put off for far too long. One such story involves a scamming operation we uncovered with our affiliate program about a year ago. As it begins, we received a series of […]

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