Today nearly all of us have our information stored on the cloud. It's a very
easy solution that allows users to seamlessly create back-ups of photos,
contacts and other personal information, giving users access to their
accounts anywhere from any device. Perhaps its most prized feature is that it
has no storage limits, unlike mobile devices and PCs.
There is, however, a downside to cloud services. Although it is useful in
storing data, it could be the reason data is lost. Recently, the celebrity
iCloud hack went to trial. The hacker admitted he acquired the credentials by
spear phishing his victims and once he had them, all the data they stored on
the cloud, whether intentionally or not, was exposed and later posted online.
Many users are not aware of the different risks involved in using the cloud.
It's easy to forget that it syncs automatically, storing data that wa... (more)