Should cloud users be worried?

Sep 2, 2014 8:22 PM by Charlene Cheng

In today's digital age, it's not uncommon to store personal data on your cell phones.

This past weekend, dozens of celebrities' private photos were hacked and leaked on social media.

Unfortunately, security breaches could happen to anyone.

"With things like the pictures getting out, and the videos getting out, that's more of just an embarrassment when it happens. But there's also the chance of credit card information, of log-in information, passwords, things for your bank information, things like that that are uploaded to cloud all the time," said Matthew Lyons, a computer technician for Nerds on Call.

Lyons says that the most simple step is to be aware of where your information is being saved.

"Like the iPhone has iCloud that comes pre-set up on it, you just enter your Apple ID, it just does it automatically. Lots of Androids starting to come with Dropbox, so you might not even notice that your phone or mobile device is using a cloud to begin with, so that's something definitely to keep an eye out," he said.

Setting up different passwords for your cloud accounts and devices is always a good idea, or just refraining from uploading sensitive material to the cloud in the first place.


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