Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Aug 2012 11:12 UTC
Apple Mat Honan got hacked, and lost all the data on his MacBook, iPad, and iPhone. How? Somebody broke into his iCloud account. Brute force attack? Simple password? No, not really - the hacker called Apple tech support, and convinced the person on the phone he was really Mat Honan. Apple then reset the iCloud password. The dangers of a monoculture, kids. Even Steve Wozniak has doubts about everything going into the cloud.
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RE: No Cloud for me thanks.
by nutt on Mon 6th Aug 2012 12:06 UTC in reply to "No Cloud for me thanks."
nutt
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2011-06-22

Cloud storage is probably ok if you have multiple clouds and run something like RAID6 on them. That way, if one or two clouds are taken down, wiped, or whatever, you still have your data. And conversely, if someone steals your data from one of the clouds they will not be able to use it.

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Dr.Mabuse Member since:
2009-05-19

Call me paranoid, but I like to run EncFS over Dropbox, works rather well (in windows and linux!)

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