Technology is developing at a great speed, and you may find yourself wondering whether your data is protected from the virtual dangers roaming the Internet. Many users have turned to online cloud storage providers hoping to ensure security of their files.
While cloud storage solutions are convenient and safe, there are several aspects to consider before storing your documents online.
The online world is vast and complex, it gives you access to information and tools that are essential today. However, it is also a world where hackers exist, where you read about online scams daily and data breaches happen more often than we would like.
While this paints a grim picture, it’s important to remember the many dangers that can quickly make your life more difficult. Question is: How do you know if you have been hacked?
GDPR has forced many companies to change data handling processes. However some are choosing questionable paths to keep collecting data from users. The the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) – which recently accused Nintendo of illegally denying EU customers refunds, claims that Facebook, Google and Microsoft are influencing user behavior, pushing them away from privacy-friendly options in an “unethical” way.
Sometimes you need to share a large media file: a CAD drawing or a graphics heavy report with co-workers. Depending on the size and number of files that you need to share, this can be a problem. Attaching large files to an email is in most cases not possible. Gmail for example, only gives a total of 50MB for emails, and don’t forget that large files will use your storage quota while they are kept in the sent folder.
One evening you are having a nice chat with a friend about a trip to Barcelona you wanted to do for a while now. The next morning you wake up, open Facebook and your timeline is full of ads of cheap flights to Barcelona and hotels in the city. Coincidence? Maybe not.
When we think about sharing sensitive files online, it easy to assume they are either work documents or selfies you don’t want everyone to see. The truth is the type of files we share can vary significantly.
In some cases, you just want to send a contract for your client to sign, instead of mailing it. In other cases, you might have a large attachment that you want to share with your partners.