[LINK] The cloud vaporises: Will you lose your online files?
kim at holburn.net
Sun Nov 30 21:32:22 EST 2008
On 2008/Nov/29, at 11:02 PM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Kim Holburn wrote:
>>> Absolutely *everything* you upload to a cloud computing site is
>>> no longer
>>> secure, no longer yours and no longer safe.
>> That applies to email and all sorts of other things on the net.
>> There are websites where you can store binary blobs, websites
>> where you can store encrypted data.
>> Not all data needs high protection.
> Fine. And all data you upload to the cloud is insecure.
> Since the servers and routers are under the control of someone but
> you, the data you upload can be intercepted at the router level and
> be stolen from the server.
If you upload encrypted files or use a remote encrypted file system
then the files have all the protection your encryption scheme has to
offer. Not all your files need the same level of protection. For
some files it is more important to not lose them than to protect them.
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