Casey Bralla on 10 Mar 2014 10:54:14 -0700

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[PLUG] Sensitive Personal Information In the Cloud? Why bother?

Sorry, but I just don't see the point of using the cloud at all.  Why entrust 
your data to somebody somewhere on some server that may or may not be there 

If' you're looking for data security and redundancy, then burn it to a couple 
of DVDs or USB disks and give one to your mother and put another in your 
safety deposit box.  You lose a little immediacy of access, unless you keep 
yet another copy on your local drives.

If the chance of failure of a single disk is 1 in 1 million, then the chance 
of two disks failing is 1 is 1 trillion (if I counted my zeros correctly).   
Add a third disk in a physically remote location, and the probably of losing 
the data drops to ~zero.

On Sunday 2014-03-09 1:32:39 PM Louis Kratz wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to store tax documents encrypted in the cloud. I
> access this data once a year, but don't want to store it on site in case of
> disk failure etc etc.
> Lou


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