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Cloud security failures
« on: 03. August 2012., 13:55:46 »
I haven't seen many discussions about the security in the cloud here, but perhaps I just browsed wrong topics... :)
Well, whatever the case, here's another one :)

Two days ago Dropbox had another security failure. Reportedly, hackers used third-party website passwords to access Dropbox accounts. They say the number of the hacked account is small, but I believe they have a very relative notion of "small number" considering the fact that they recently reached 50 million users. I use Dropbox to store documents that are not particularly important, but I guess I'd be worried if I had something confidential there. Perhaps this is the reason Dropbox is mostly used by individuals rather than enterprises - not many businesses would trust their files to a poorly secured service and this seems to be the image most of the businesses have about Dropbox. They obviously haven't forgot the 4hrs failure last year.

Oh, well. I personally wouldn't judge Dropbox as much because I believe these things are bound to happen every now and then. I'll probably continue using it, but if I had something extremely confidential I'd probably make sure to either encrypt it properly or use some other storage service.

Here's a more detailed article on this.

And if you have any opinions about this, I'd really like to hear them :)
Do you even use Dropbox? Have you tried SugarSync, Wuala, Google Drive?
Living on my own cloud :)

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Cloud security failures
« on: 03. August 2012., 13:55:46 »


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Re: Cloud security failures
« Reply #1 on: 05. August 2012., 06:51:07 »
I'm not so "familiar" with Dropbox etc.

However, I hope other SCF members will share their experiences/opinions with us...  ;)


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