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Hello
would you trust this online Latex http://www.verbosus.com/ editor
to write your diploma or phd thesis? Are there some security and privacy
issues with this and some other problems that can occur in online editor
when you write thesis?
The answers should concern this particular editor. You can explain your opinion on this
or suggest some better alternative and explain why it is better.

thanks for answers
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Since the login form is not secured, I will not even consider looking for further reasons. The password is sent unencrypted.

At least from this point of view, www.LatexLab.org uses google docs, which is pretty secured. Not sure how great is the editor...

http://code.google.com/p/latex-lab/



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Thanks for nice answer and new information. I will wait about a day if somebody yet has something to say to this topic.
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I'd like to try docs.latexlab.org, but I have to grant access to my google documents to use it and it's not made by Google,
so I have to grant access unknown service to my very private documents...
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You could make another Google account to use with LatexLab.
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Why would you trust LatexLab more than verbosus? It has access to my google docs, so my documents go unencrypted between docs.google.com and latexlab?
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Integration with Google Docs is achieved via GData API. The application is developed using GWT and hosted on the Google AppEngine. A CLSI implementation provides the link to the LaTeX compiler.

You never leave Google's servers.

As a side note, I doubt that anyone would sniff for you papers. However a lot of sniffers log passwords. And since the password is already revealed why not delete something just for kicks.
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