[LINK] The cloud vaporises: Will you lose your online files?

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Sun Nov 30 21:32:22 AEDT 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.

Kim Holburn
IT Network & Security Consultant
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