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Dropbox reverse engineering an omen for software industry

Christopher Null | Aug. 29, 2013
Concerns rising over closed-source software and the cloud.

This news isn't likely to impact the sea change that we're experiencing now. Software is moving to the cloud and it's taking user data with it. What can you and your business do in the meantime to mitigate the risks? First, make sure you're keeping your software patched and up to date. It's really the only way to protect yourself from attacks like these. Second, think twice about what kind of data you trust to the cloud. Menu designs for your café? Probably OK to trust them to the Web. Credit card database of all of your customers? Maybe best to keep that on a computer back at the office. Behind a locked door.

 

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