Ben Klingston wrote:
npv708 wrote:The popular ones are Skydrive (Microsoft) Drive (Google), Dropbox. I've used the free storage on both Skydrive and Drive as well as iCloud. I actually like Skydrive, but no real reason other than simple interface and backup.
Thanks. I'm also wondering about how secure these services are. I mean, it's one thing to store pics and music there, but what if you have sensitive personal financial info/passwords, etc. Are these things encrypted? I suppose anything is susceptible to hacking...
Encrypt PRIOR to storing files with one of these services.
Do NOT rely on them to provide the appropriate security.
If we're talking about photo's and music, meh... But of you're also backing up financial records and tax returns... Assume that the data will eventually fall into the wrong hands...
Can you think of a "higher profile target" than one of these services? Imagine if you're a former disgruntaled employee, or if you're a hacker who's skilled enough to coordinate a 'spear phishing' attack... What a treasure trove.
(Edit to correct spelling of you're)