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shajahan

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Is cloud secure...?
« on: March 05, 2014, 08:05:26 AM »
Is all the datas stored in cloud servers secure?

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Re: Is cloud secure...?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 08:10:10 AM »
What exactly is the cloud? It is basically the collection of computers on the internet that companies are using to offer their services.  One cloud service that is being offered is a revolutionary storage method for your data. From music files to pictures to sensitive documents, the cloud invisibly backs up your files and folders  and alleviates the potentially endless and costly search for extra storage space. An alternative to buying an external hard drive or deleting old files to make room for new ones, cloud storage is convenient and cost-effective. It works by storing your files on a server out in the internet somewhere rather than on your local hard drive.  (For a more technical discussion of cloud computing basics, read more here.)  This allows  you to back up, sync, and access your data across multiple devices as long as they have internet capability.

However, if you wish to store information virtually, you must consider the added risk that your information may be accessible to other—potentially people who you do not wish to have access. Below, we outline a few security risks to take into account and how to protect yourself and your data.

Cloud computing is a relatively new tool for the average consumer. It is important to explore the service that most fits your needs. Here are a few popular options when deciding which company to use:

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Re: Is cloud secure...?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 03:23:30 AM »
    Passwords can be hacked. This doesn't mean that passwords aren't safe, just that they're vulnerable to dictionary and brute force attacks, as described in our article How Hackers Work. If you choose a cloud storage solution that relies on a password to access your data, choose a password that's difficult to hack with dictionary attacks, and change your password often to reduce the chances of success from brute force attacks.Data can be captured en route. Fortunately, most storage services will encrypt the data while it's traveling back and forth, making it impossible to read even if someone captures the files. If your cloud storage works through a Web app, look for "https" instead of "http" in front of the URL in your browser's address bar. That extra "s" indicates the form is using secure HTTP. If you have a standalone cloud storage app installed on your computer, check to be sure that app uses some type of encryption for its Internet exchanges.
People are more dangerous than computers when it comes to hacking. Don't give out your password to anyone, even someone claiming to be from technical support. One of the biggest dangers for security is social engineering: creating a trust between the hacker and the end user that causes the end user to happily hand over personal information. Note that when you speak with the real technical support specialists, they'll require only minimal identifying information from you, and most likely not your password.

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Re: Is cloud secure...?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 04:45:20 AM »
hello,

It is basically the collection of computers on the internet that companies are using to offer their services.  One cloud service that is being offered is a revolutionary storage method for your data. From music files to pictures to sensitive documents, the cloud invisibly backs up your files and folders  and alleviates the potentially endless and costly search for extra storage space. An alternative to buying an external hard drive or deleting old files to make room for new ones, cloud storage is convenient and cost-effective. It works by storing your files on a server out in the internet somewhere rather than on your local hard drive.  (For a more technical discussion of cloud computing basics, read more here.)  This allows  you to back up, sync, and access your data across multiple devices as long as they have internet capability.

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Re: Is cloud secure...?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 08:05:29 AM »
Hello,

Cloud storage provides scalability and ease of access, and these are the two biggest perks of cloud computing in general. Users are not limited to the resources available on their personal computing systems. This allows for greater versatility, utility, and an expansion of what one is able to do with their system.

Cloud storage also provides ease of access for information. Data stored on a cloud can be accessed pretty much anytime, anywhere. Data stored on a cloud can be accessed by one’s home computer, smartphone, tablet, gaming system, and more. This allows for easy access across mobile devices as well as on the go.

There are, however, data security concerns that have yet to be fully worked out and the cost – while often lower than traditional forms of data storage – can be unpredictable and vary.

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Re: Is cloud secure...?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 07:30:51 PM »
What exactly is the cloud? It is basically the collection of computers on the internet that companies are using to offer their services.  One cloud service that is being offered is a revolutionary storage method for your data. From music files to pictures to sensitive documents, the cloud invisibly backs up your files and folders  and alleviates the potentially endless and costly search for extra storage space. An alternative to buying an external hard drive or deleting old files to make room for new ones, cloud storage is convenient and cost-effective. It works by storing your files on a server out in the internet somewhere rather than on your local hard drive.  (For a more technical discussion of cloud computing basics, read more here.)  This allows  you to back up, sync, and access your data across multiple devices as long as they have internet capability.

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Re: Is cloud secure...?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 07:24:09 AM »
Hello,

Cloud storage also provides ease of access for information. Data stored on a cloud can be accessed pretty much anytime, anywhere. Data stored on a cloud can be accessed by one’s home computer, smartphone, tablet, gaming system, and more. This allows for easy access across mobile devices as well as on the go.It is basically the collection of computers on the internet that companies are using to offer their services.  One cloud service that is being offered is a revolutionary storage method for your data. From music files to pictures to sensitive documents, the cloud invisibly backs up your files and folders  and alleviates the potentially endless and costly search for extra storage space. An alternative to buying an external hard drive or deleting old files to make room for new ones, cloud storage is convenient and cost-effective. It works by storing your files on a server out in the internet somewhere rather than on your local hard drive.  (For a more technical discussion of cloud computing basics, read more here.)  This allows  you to back up, sync, and access your data across multiple devices as long as they have internet capability.

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Re: Is cloud secure...?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 06:17:32 PM »
hi

 The physical storage spans across multiple servers (and often locations), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company. These cloud storage providers are responsible for keeping the data available and accessible, and the physical environment protected and running. People and organizations buy or lease storage capacity from the providers to store end user, organization, or application data.

Cloud storage services may be accessed through a collocated cloud compute service, a web service application programming interface (API) or by applications that utilize the API, such as cloud desktop storage, a cloud storage gateway or Web-based content management systems.


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