Mozilla today released it’s Firefox Send, an easy way to transfer files upto 2.5GB in size using end-to-end enccryption. The service is free to use, allowing anybody to transfer files upto 1GB in size and 2.5 GB if you register a free Firefox Account.
The service uses browser-based, end-to-end encryption technology that encrypts your files before uploading them to the Mozilia server, meaning that the entire time your file is on their server it is completly encrypted with only the recipient of the file being able to decrypt the file. This is know as Private by Design.
The service was initially rolled out in August 2017 under the name “Test Pilot”, but is now no longer around.
Firefox Send does not support a desktop application (yet?) such as other cloud-service providers such as Dropbox, Mega, Google Drive, OneDrive etc… But also unlike these cloud-service providers, there is no paid option and you cannot increase storage size (yet?). Later this week there is going to be a Send Android Beta app available to android devices.
The service lets you quickly upload files from a website without needing to register an account, and all users are allowed to set time limits, limit number of downloads, set passwords and support end-to-end encryption. The encryption method is 128-bit AES-GCM encryption served via the Web Crypto API.
The entire service is open source and you can take a look at the code on Mozilla’s offical GitHub