Need Easy Secure Way to Transfer Files to Remote Desktop
Posted on 2012-03-18
I have some PDF files that contain sensitive information. I would like to transfer these to my sister who lives out of state. She does not want me to use email because she uses free email (yahoo, etc.) and does not want the file on anyone's server. I am looking for an easy way to do this that avoids burning the file on a CD and Federal Expressing it to her. I will need to do this 4-6 times over the next month or so.
She is running Windows XP while I have XP and Win 7 desktops. She is not an advanced user. For example, she probably does not know her IP address or whether or not she has a fixed or dynamic IP (I am sure it's dynamic).
I have a few ideas:
1. I set up a private FTP folder on my website an upload the file there. The challenge is that she has never used any FTP software. If there is a free, easy to use program that could work. Once she downloads the file I would delete it from my website.
2. Somehow use remote desktop. This is less desirable because she will likely be concerned that she is making her PC vulnerable.
3. Not sure if this would help - but I do have GoToMeeting. I could have her connect to a meeting and grant me control of her PC. Not sure if GTM has a file transfer feature built in and if that feature stores my file anywhere.
4. Any idea you may have. It needs to be low/no cost, easy and secure (yes I know I am asking a lot).
Thanks for your help!