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    Hi All

    Just been thinking about all this online storage stuff that seems to be starting like Dropbox,iCloud etc just how safe is it?
    We keep hearing of people hacking into to likes of Sony,Nintendo and credit card company's .
    So is safe


    SB
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    Nothing is completely safe but you just need to be sensible, don't store passwords or account details in these places, everything else should be fine. It's highly unlikely anyone will hack your dropbox account but think about what you are storing in there.

    Common sense should prevail.

    The Archangel
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    IMHO, I believe it is as safe as any of the other files or pieces of info that you put out there on the internet or wireless devices. As always with this type of technology, you are putting it out there at your own risk. With iCloud, though, you can choose which type of things you want to store there.
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    Exactly. Just think about what you put up there in the cloud.
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    I don't store anything I want kept private in the cloud. I also don't store anything I would need right away if cloud access were suddenly unavailable (because of tech problems, hacking, etc.).
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    Destroy it....ASAP, with current rampant Identitiy theft the last thing you need is the headache from someone to get that kind of perosnal info...

    and make a fake identity then run up debts under your name...

    a friend had this happen about 7 years ago and he's still trying to get this mess under control
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    I hate the whole cloud ideal.

    First off you have the whole data thief problem. You truly have no ideal what the host is doing to secure you data, and how often they update their security controls.

    Then you have the whole data lose issue. What sort of data recovery program do they have, does it even work. Even Microsoft had a data center problem where user data was lost and never recovered.

    Im a business consultant and still find businesses where they are storeing credit data on paper rolodexs or unencrypted in programs that everyone in the company has acess to.:(
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    Take a look at Keeper. It may be your solution. You can sync between devices and computers with no cloud needed and has a user enabled feature that destroys all data with 5 wrong password attempts.
    I use it between my desktop, Ipad and Android phone.

    Support Our Troops!!
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    Hang in there with the cloud stuff as we branch out to other machines and leave sneaker net further behind it can be the saving grace. I have 1 pc, 1 laptop, 1 ipad and an Android phone and to often I need a picture, document or other snippet of info and something like Dropbox, Evernote or other cloud app or storage has saved my bacon. Even use LastPass to store my can't forget passwords and access info. Using all of the above your have to Remember Steve Gibson's (TWIT Security Now and Gibson Research   Home of Gibson Research Corporation  ) "PIE" precept, Pre Internet Encryption don't depend on them to make your stuff save encrypt it with your software and passkeye / code / word before you put it up there. Even if it is just Zipping it with a password before you put it out there a good 8 digit password using upper and lower letters, 10 numbers and assorted punctuation will keep your stuff yours for a long time (online attack 1.66 hundred centuries per Steve G. again GRC's | Password Haystacks: How Well Hidden is Your Needle?  ). Yes there are other ways but come on can you plug a thumb drive into an iPad or and Apple, Android or Windows phone? Yes it is new but if we are going to keep using this equipment we will need to be responsible for out stuff too.
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    Just a comment about security concerns. I just received an email from dropbox which notified me that on June 19th Dropbox had a problem and and allowed unauthorized access into my account. Oh yeah, they apologized?!?!
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    I use to actually worry about that stuff, but in this world of instant on social everything I simply gave up.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
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    Yeah I hear ya, I'm just not more careful what I put up there
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    Now that didn't make much sense, I wanted to say "be more careful"
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    Hello blu...you can edit your post. If you look on any of your postings, you will see an edit button, after you post. That way, you don't have to reveal your erroneous ways! :D

    Regarding the topic, I have two layers of password security. I store all of my passwords on a PDA that is backed up to a desktop PC. The PDA stays home and it is password protected. For websites and apps that require passwords, that I access with my iPad, I use 1password--an app to store those passwords for reference.
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    It really is such a pain different passwords every time you use or join something how on earth are you suppose to keep track. Then they say don't use the same passwords and don't write them down WAAAAAAAAA my head is going to explode. Then you need to be able to access them away from home in case of an emergency. WHERE DO YOU PUT THEM !!!!!
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    Use a secure password vault like 1password that runs on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows and can sync via Dropbox

    -t
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    Safety Password Storage

    Have to go back to LastPass again, cross platform, single password, will create passwords for you and store them in it's database. Can be used on or off line. Program stores anything you need to store and encrypts it for you before it is saved local or online so you could even store the software and password blog on a thumb drive or take advantage of their online storage. If online when you open the program on any machine that you have its password list will be updated. They are so serious about it that they prefer that they don't have access to your single signon password (don't loose it or you're toast). If any government or police agency shows up and demands the keys for your Kingdom they can't give you up, they can't decrypt your info.
    LastPass - Password Manager, Form Filler, Password Management
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