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Does the iPhone App PlainText transmit data securely (i.e. does it use SSL?), or it there a risk of my data being read by third parties when I sync with dropbox?

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On dropbox's web site, it says: All transmission of file data and metadata occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL).

Furthermore, data send over the 3G cellular connection uses a 3G over-the-air encryption protocol (which will likely be unencrypted for forwarding to the internet past the cell tower).

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Dropbox may be encrypting the data over SSL - don't know if PlainText talks directly to the Dropbox site or proxies the connection through some over place first as PlainText is not the same developer as Dropbox. –  Rex Feb 13 '11 at 5:18
    
@Rex: that is exactly the same concern I have. –  Senseful Feb 13 '11 at 5:43
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I emailed the company, and according to them:

PlainText syncs using the provided Dropbox SDK, which specifies SSL/https

... meaning that everything is transmitted securely.

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