10/2/12 blog post

The readings regarding the security issues with Apple and Amazon were eyeopening and a little scary.  I myself do not use any Apple products and do not have an Amazon account, so the articles do not hit as close to home with me as they may with others.  Still though, I find it alarming that other people may be at risk in the same way the author was.  Something does not seem right, that these powerful and rich companies have weak security measures, making it easy for their users to be hacked.

I have never been a big fan of the cloud system, where everything is connected and all in one place.  I feel it makes it too easy for someone to get a hold of one’s information.   However, the author did impress me when describing how the cloud services worked efficiently to help him recover his data.  The one main thing I believe I have taken from the readings is the importance of backing up one’s data.  This is not something I do regularly, if at all.  The author’s story has helped me come to understand that I could lose very important documents at any time, therefor it is crucial to have that data saved somewhere else than my computer.

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