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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, May 17, 2011.
An alternative maybe?
Herman, you must have been hearing all the talk about Dropbox lately? I use it and it works great. As some commentators have been saying, if you want secure data then don't have data.
For cloud backup I would absolutely go with a brand name and not some fly by night operation (not commenting on Spideroak as I know nothing about them). Amazon S3 is the most reliable (they aren't going away) but it requires some technical knowhow to use.
Thanks Andrew for your reply, I'm aware about Dropbox security talk lately. That's why I took a look to an alternative.
Let's wait and see what other members suggest.
Any links to the "dropbox" talk? I have been using them -- though it's nothing too sensitive that I store there.
I've not heard any talk about Dropbox but I have read a few design and technical bloggers reacting to the talk. So I'm not exactly sure what the talk is. But like many others have said, if you put your data online you simply have to accept a certain amount of risk. If you have the patience you can read the terms of service.
I only put first drafts of my fiction on Dropbox. They suck enough that if anyone really wants to torture themselves with them, they're welcome to.
Seriously, though, I don't put anything private on Dropbox -- or any other third-party server (with the possible exception of my e-mail).
slight paranoia: How Dropbox sacrifices user privacy for cost savings
The Dropbox Blog » Blog Archive » Privacy, Security & Your Dropbox (Updated)
Dropbox authentication: insecure by design
Dropbox security hole could let others access your files [Updated] - TNW Industry
I dont put anything in any of those places which are private. passwords, cc details etc, are all at home.
I just wonder who's too encrypting files at home? To go save all the way.