Regular readers of this blog will know that we highlight the lack of security in using the cloud and the ever-relentless failures in cyber-security. To say the least it would seem that almost all systems are vulnerable to cyber attack.In a piece "The Decade of Security and Privacy" on Huffington Post, the propositions are put bluntly:
"For instance, beginning with Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, we began to realize how many groups were tracking and storing our personal data, phone calls, emails, and other information. We found out that our social networks and cell phones have back doors for governments and corporations to spy on us. And these were just the situations where we didn’t know about it.
Other groups like Target and Equifax, who we knew were storing information on us were hacked and what we found out was that their security measures weren’t all that robust. Which, finding out your personal data, that you don’t even control, is so exposed is unsetlling to say the least.
That’s why this decade is going to be known for the lack of security, the exposure of sensitive personal data, and our loss of trust in groups that we thought had our best interests in mind. Which leads us to assume that the next decade will be focused on fixing these problems and shortfalls."****
"But it’s not just your browsing habits, social activities, and phone calls that are being spied on either. Google and other email groups also let advertisers target your email inboxes based on your interests. And how did Google discover your interests? By reading your emails.
Are we really surprised though? Again, it’s these big companies that have been providing governments with back doors and getting hacked, let’s stop being shocked when we realize they don’t have our best interests in mind.
Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands
One of the main issues with hacks and breaches in security is the idea of storing your information in one place. With the advent of the cloud over the past decade, many people thought that Google, Apple, and Amazon were a more secure way to store their data, but they were proven wrong. What we instead found out is that we exchanged one silo of data, for a different, cloud-based silo, that we no longer controlled."
Using LifeBank is one certain way of preventing others gaining access to one's private and personal information.