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According to recent poll, which took place at Infosec Europe last week, more than half of the people have voted mentioning that they are afraid to use cloud services because of the risk of security holes, while the rest of the people said they are using it anyway.
Report showed that 64 percent of the total are afraid of to use cloud storage and 45 percent said that they are still using cloud services such as Dropbox, without worrying about the security problems.
Chris Pace, a product specialist at Sophos, thinks that those companies can fix these problems if they want.
“Simple precautions such as web-based policies using URL filtering, application controls that can be applied to cloud products, and data encryption that provides a layer of security across the board, should be introduced as standard if companies wish to reap the benefits of cloud, while mitigating security risks.”
Security doesn’t seems to be an issue for many people while they get free space from anyone. Recently things got way bigger after the Google Drive was introduced. Cloud is a great technology, it’s really useful, I admit it. But all of those companies are carefully using legal methods to use our privacy and content for their own evil plans. We can’t escape that while agreeing to their privacy policies and in the other hand we can’t live without those services either. It’s really like being caught in a rock and a crazy place.
So whats your choice, are you using any cloud service?
[Via: 64% of people think cloud storage is risky, but 45% still go right ahead and use it Naked Security]
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