New SkyDrive Rivals Dropbox and Mimics MegauploadPosted on April 25th, 2012 at 07:07 3 comments
Details are coming about privacy and security, but this really does look like an interesting service. And using it’s a treat – very well put together.
InfoWorld Tech Watch.
3 responses to “New SkyDrive Rivals Dropbox and Mimics Megaupload”
Nice Fetch feature. So …
After the user gives me their Live credentials (“Find which Friends are blocking you” etc.), I can set a one-time mail address and fetch all documents. If I have a zombie, I can set it as trusted PC and fetch permanently. If the user has stored passport scans etc., a full identity theft can be started. The user will probably not notice until too late.
What did I miss?
[If this is a major hole, please make appropriate edits before publication!]
I don’t think you missed anything. It’s a real problem with all of the online storage services.
This issue is not about online storage, just the opposite.
If you put sensitive data in the cloud (or take the blog’s carefree suggestion of redirecting the Documents folder), you should know that it is vulnerable.
But the Fetch feature goes further: “… can seamlessly access any file on your Windows 8 PC from anywhere.” So it includes files which a user would expect NOT to be available to the outside world. How far does ‘any file’ extend (saved passwords, shared documents …)?
Everything rests on the security of the MS account credentials. Easily phished.
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