Storing important documents and passwords in an online service or the cloud has to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard of.
I don’t care how safe and secure they promise you that they are, it’s just not worth it. It’s not!
A few years ago a fellow blogger recommended some website that stored all your passwords in on place. You only needed one password or key to unlock all of them. And, since it was online or in the cloud it could be accessed and used from anywhere in the world.
A few weeks later I read that this service had been hacked. I wanted to tell them I told you so, but I didn’t. I kept my mouth shut because it’s not worth the argument in most situations. IE: I’m too old to argue about it anymore.
The point is, I don’t believe anything is completely safe and secure. There are always hacks and exploits and that kind of thing. It just depends on how big and popular the website happens to be. And, what kind of information is at risk. The larger more popular websites seem to be targeted more. However, it’s even happening to smaller less popular websites now.
Like I said it’s just a dumb move no matter how you look at it to store that kind of important information online.
I know the various cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive are popular, but is it really worth backing up and storing important information there. Not to me, but more power to you if that’s what you do.
I am not willing to take the risk. I would rather store it at home offline on a flash drive, external hard drive, or something along those lines.
There is an offline password manager that I am aware of that I would use before any online version.
The cloud is great for backing up pictures, videos, and general documents that you don’t need extra security and protection for.
I do store files and documents in Dropbox. I am just extra cautious about what I upload and store there.
It’s not only hackers and such, but the online service employees. Are their employees scanning and snooping through your important files and documents? I hope not, but I still don’t trust them 100% that this doesn’t happen on occasion.
Anyway bottom line is be careful what you store online. It may come back to bite you in the rump when you least expect it. Basically it’s a no-brainer and you should use common sense. But, something tells me this isn’t always the case. Some folks are just to trustworthy.