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lastpass, dropbox, what next? mozilla?
I decided to just keep everything on my PC. Not using any cloud service to manage data, passwords or personal data. No social networking sites either, the forums is my substitute for Facebook etc. There has been a lot of hacking recently and I only see it increasing.
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Never trusted the cloud idea because it just removes control from you. People need to stop wanting everyone else to do things from them or they'll be unable to do things for themselves and have no say in anything. The cloud idea is something that scares the crap out of me. Especially since a lot of companies are trying to move to purely streaming data without allowing you to keep it.
     
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What if a hard drive goes bust? what then? Better have it on the cloud, sometimes losing some stuff is worse than having it stolen.
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post #44 of 61
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ru-roh....
glad i didn't use it for much, found it to be more of a hassle than a benefit.
Then again I do have crap for upload speeds.
I'm sure Google will work out a deal with ISPs soon enough.
post #45 of 61
The thing is, you want stuff in multiple places. Not just one.
But then again, I don't trust these services like Carbonite.
These kind of services are quite valuable in terms of getting hacked and people exploiting the data.
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What if a hard drive goes bust? what then? Better have it on the cloud, sometimes losing some stuff is worse than having it stolen.
It depends on what is stolen. I would much rather lose a paper I have been working on for a week, then to have my tax return stolen.


This isn't anything new. Anything on the cloud is out of your control. If you are putting sensitive information on the cloud, put it in a TrueCrypt container. Dropbox is great for moving around non private files.
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post #47 of 61
It's nothing new - lies are endemic to the computer industry. It's like they are learning their lessons from politicians.

Capping and throttling will do more damage to Cloud, and Internet usage, than any revelations that Dropbox (or Facebook or whatever) are nothing more than facades for their real motives, to mine your data for advertising and marketing.
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LOL actually there is a benchmarking program for brute forcing rars.
http://anrieff.net/ucbench2011/moore.html

go wild

using an extremly powerfull system, you could take 20years off the time it take to bruteforce a password, now you only have to wait 40 years! So effective...
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Man.... and to think dropbox was cool....

Well im still using the service, but im taking off my private stuff....

damn this sucks
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post #50 of 61
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This is pretty major. Cloud services are looking less desirable with all the recent publicity going around.
Well one tiny little hole and the whole world has access to it. I can understand the appeal of cloud services but they really... they just don't cut it sometimes. Because if a company says "Oh we keep your data secure" and the upload it all to the cloud, that data would be under the laws of whatever country is hosting the servers.
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