On the Anthem hack, and why Onehub encrypts everything

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High profile hack attacks have (sadly) almost become pedestrian there have been so many. Recently, Anthem, one of the country’s largest health insurance companies had its data breached. Among the reasons the Anthem hack is receiving so much attention is the fact that the company did not encrypt its data.
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Even Better Document Previews

Document previews are one of the most important features of Onehub. We have one of the best document previewing experiences around, but that didn’t stop us from making it even better. Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of our brand new document previewer.

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Our new previewer is HTML-based, rather than Flash-based. This not only means that you no longer need to have Flash installed but, crucially, you can now view any Onehub preview from your mobile devices. In addition, this allowed us to implement accurate, text-based searching of your documents directly from the preview. As a side benefit, selecting/copying/pasting text is easier now as well. On top of these technical improvements, we also revamped the interface and increased the fidelity for all previews. Here is a full list of the improvements you can expect from the new Onehub previews:

  • HTML-based
  • Mobile-friendly previews
  • Full-text search from your previews
  • Higher fidelity previews
  • Improved design
  • Automatic zooming
  • Jump to a specific page in your preview
  • Support for native browser full screen modes

The new Onehub previewer puts us ahead of the curve and we hope it delights our customers as well. If you have any feedback, tweet us @onehub or email us at support@onehub.com.

Meet Andrew — Onehub Designer and Half Marathon Man

In this month’s team post, we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Juarez. Andrew is the newest member of the Onehub Design team and recently completed is first half marathon.

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Q – How did you get into long distance running? 
A – About 9 years ago, a year after graduating high school, I started to develop a (somewhat) regular fitness routine. Lifting weights and strength training were my focus, but I would add in about 20 to 30 minutes of pavement or treadmill running a few times a week.

For several years, I would run the same distance of about 3 to 4 miles each time. It wasn’t until about the end of 2011 that I began to push my distance further. I started tracking my runs with a smart phone app that stores various bits of data such as distance, duration, mile times, altitude, calories, etc. I would use the data as motivation to push myself on subsequent runs.

In the fall of 2012 when I moved to Seattle, I discovered some great areas for running. I spent a lot of time improving my distance by running around Green Lake as well as areas of the Burke Gilman Trail. I also did some research on midsole running techniques, proper footwear, and nutrition. By 2013, I was comfortable running 8 to 10 miles with an average mile time of about 8 minutes. Continue reading

How Enterprise File Sharing Can Make You a Better Manager

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Documents and files are considered the key component behind any business process. Organizations, regardless of their size or type, create, share, and collaborate on these files to perform their core operations. From simple process workflow to key decision-making, managers and executives rely heavily on the data stored in such documents and files. Timely and secure access to the files is highly essential for them.

Cloud based enterprise file sharing is an efficient file sharing approach that is making quick and successful inroads in enterprise content management and collaboration. It enables managers and executives to have secure, reliable, quick, and global access to their files and team members’ projects. It not only enables storing and sharing files but also provides a collaborative work environment for managers and employees. Continue reading

Archive Your Old Workspaces

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We’re excited to announce that you can now archive your Workspaces in Onehub. This is an Account Administrator feature we have been considering for some time and a recent round of customer interviews provided the final pieces of feedback we needed to make it happen.

Has the project you created that Workspace for come to an end? Do you have a Workspace that you use for a recurring client or event? If there are stale Workspaces in your account, here is how you can clean things up for your users. Continue reading

9 Tips to Keep your Networked Computer Safer

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Earlier this week the New York Times reported a story on a large scale electronic payment scheme aimed at Brazil. Hundreds of thousands of computers are potentially affected, and it is estimated that the equivalent of billions of dollars have been pilfered. However, you don’t have to be sending “Boletos” to be an appealing target. Any login or credential information you use on your computer is appealing and has potential value to cybercriminals.

With ever-increasing use of personal devices and laptops on networks everywhere, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of information security. For example, just visiting a malicious web site can compromise a vulnerable computer, and enroll it in a botnet. The computer may appear to be functioning normally, but it is serving more than one master. Botnets such as “Kelihos” can install additional malware, which (among other things) can monitor outgoing traffic on well-known email and FTP ports, watching for passwords and other interesting traffic. It can also listen to other computers on the same network segment (depending on the network topology), capturing credentials if they are sent in the clear. These captured credentials are aggregated and sold by whoever is controlling the botnet. Continue reading

Real-time Updates for Files and Folders

Our development team has been working hard to add real-time functionality to Onehub. Today, we’re excited to announce our first round of real-time updates!

Starting today, any time you create, upload, rename, or delete a folder/file it will happen in real-time. When new files are added to a folder, those files will instantly slide in to everyone’s view with a slight yellow tint, making them easy to spot.

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Often times, multiple users in a Workspace will make changes to files and folders at the same time. One user might be adding files to the same folder that another user just deleted files from. In another scenario, you may have just renamed a folder that your coworker is trying to find. Adding real-time functionality prevents these kinds of disruptions by ensuring that everyone in a Workspace always has the most up-to-date information. No more refreshing your browser window to see if something has changed!

We hope these updates improve usability, help collaboration feel more natural, and make for a much smoother Onehub experience overall. If you have any feedback, including requests for our next round of real-time updates, send us a tweet @onehub or email support@onehub.com.

Enterprise File Sharing for Startups

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Even though startups may be small, they still need to be able to compete with the big players in their industry. By using an enterprise file sharing like Onehub, startups can look and operate like a big company, while still sleeping stress free at night.

1. Look bigger than a startup

With Onehub, startups can store the large volume of files that are typically generated when starting a new company (from business plans to legal docs). Startups can also share large files, and look just like a large company when doing so with custom branding. Onehub customers can add their own logo and brand colors to their Onehub Workspaces, which are then displayed across the account at sign in, in emails that are sent to account owners and shared uses, and when logged in. In addition, 100% of the “Onehub” brand can be completely removed with Continue reading