Dropbox Faces the FTC After Allegedly Lying to Users About Data Security

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fry

Predicatable, which is why anyone with half a brain is encrypting important files before uploading them to Dropbox. Glad to see I'm not the only paranoid one around here.

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Joji

I'm guessing I'm one of those without a brain then. You think I show encrypt all important files on other sites like Mediafire, 4shared, and MegaUpload?

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skirge01

It's not that big of a deal to zip your files with encryption before sending them up.  I don't trust anyone with my files, including family members, whose computers I use for offsite storage.  You never know who is going to gain access to the computer holding your files.  ALWAYS encrypt them yourself.

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maddingo

well I have always been dubious of the cloud

 

I use it some, I just use truecrypt and encrypt stuff before I load it to my cloud storage.

 

 

I would not load anything in the clear I didn't mind the world seeing

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tornato7

I really wouldn't care if some random person on the other side of the country was able to view all of my files. (exculding cookies and autofill which will have passwords and personal info. I think that's all heavily encrypted anyway(or at least i hope it is).)

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Joji

Whoa... I should tweat this to all my friends... thanks for the info! :O

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knipfty

If you don't want someone to read it, make sure you encypt it yourself.  Dropbox is a great product, I use it daily.  Anything on it that I truly care about would be encrypted BEFORE it goes on the cloud...

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Mighty BOB!

So pre-encrypt any important files before uploading them.

 

Of course that's not ideal for stuff like photos and music backups, but would be prudent for important personal data.

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kixofmyg0t

If a Dropbox employee can decrypt your files and view them, Anonymous can too. 

 

Just throwing it out there.

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aarcane

so don't disable otheros support on your products?

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kixofmyg0t

Yep. Removing OtherOs cripled the PS3. OherOs was the most important thing about the PS3. How can you even use a PS3 without OtherOs?!?

It's not like the thing was made to play games or anything, cuz you know THAT WOULD BE ABSURD. Why have a decent game machine when you can have a half ass linux machine with only 256mb of RAM? 

Yep. 

 

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roninnder

That's like saying it's ok for the dealer to take the stereo out of your car after you bought it and drove it for a year. Well you can still drive the car; so why should you care if it no longer has a stereo?

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kixofmyg0t

How many people use their stereo? Everybody.

How many people used OtherOs? A FRACTION of 1% of total PS3 users. Which btw I was one of the few who used OtherOs. 

No its more like removing the cigarette lighter than the radio, idiot.

 

Yes, removing the ability to make a 10 gig partition for a linux with no GPU access and only 256MB(well, really more like 192MB but well give you the argument of ALL 256MB) of RAM is TOTALLY the worst thing EVER. *yawn*

If you want a gimped linux so bad buy a laptop from 2003, you'll get the same experience. 

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