Category Archives: cloud computing

Your password has probably been stolen. Here’s what to do about it.


Getting a password manager is the most important way to improve your online security.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/07/12/your-password-has-likely-been-stolen-heres-what-do-about-it/

 

Hacked!


This has happened to three people I know in the past two weeks.  Read the article.  It’s long.  Read it anyway.  If you don’t, then don’t whine when it happens to you.  It’s your own fault.

As email, documents, and almost every aspect of our professional and personal lives moves onto the “cloud”—remote servers we rely on to store, guard, and make available all of our data whenever and from wherever we want them, all the time and into eternity—a brush with disaster reminds the author and his wife just how vulnerable those data can be. A trip to the inner fortress of Gmail, where Google developers recovered six years’ worth of hacked and deleted e‑mail, provides specific advice on protecting and backing up data now—and gives a picture both consoling and unsettling of the vulnerabilities we can all expect to face in the future.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/hacked/8673/1/?single_page=true

Free 50 GB Cloud Storage Account on BOX.COM — For LIFE!


If you’re looking for cloud space, BOX.COM is giving away 50 GB with a new log-in until (I believe) March 23. It’s definitely in effect right now. After you sign up and confirm by clicking the link in the email they send, you log in and are automatically upgraded to a lifetime 50 GB account (personal accounts only).

Kicks the 2 GB that Dropbox gives you all the way to the curb.