Is online backup safe?
Question: Is online backup services safe? Do they backup my data? Are they allowed to look through my data?
Answer: Online backup is very safe, especially if you use a company that has a good history. But any other will do the job. Online backup services do backup another copy of your data encase their hard drive breaks down. But when you stop using their service any more, it is sure that they will delete all of your data. Online backup service staff are not allowed to browse through your data. This is against your own privacy.
But is is very important to read the terms and conditions and the FAQ before using a service. Some online backup services that I recommend are: Mozy, Carbonite, XDrive and Box.net. Of course there are plenty more of these online backup services. Just type ‘online backup’ in any search engine and you will be flooded with results!
Attention: I will be writing a companion guide series about online backup and storage after I finish the security guide series. So stay tuned!
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