Why Storing Passwords in Plain Text is A Horrible Idea

“Oh, dear. I have too many passwords and have no idea what to do with them.” This is a very normal reaction when you’re trying to diversify the passwords you’re using for various services. After all, you can’t use the same password for more than one service if you don’t want to suffer immense losses after a breach. So, how do you manage all of these passwords? After discovering the Notepad program on your computer, you may have figured out the secret. You can just store all of your passwords in a notepad document on your local drive or on the cloud, right?

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Top 10 Challenges to the Security and Privacy of Your Cloud Data

Has your business switched to cloud computing yet? As of 2013, 54% of businesses were using public or private cloud computing services. This number is likely to continue to grow as more companies become aware of the benefits of the cloud. If you don’t think your employees are utilizing cloud computing, you’re probably wrong: popular file-sharing services such as Dropbox and Google Docs are based on cloud computing, and even staff who email themselves documents to work on at home are often trusting your company data to the cloud. This means that you need to start thinking about cloud security and privacy right now. You also need to think about how your business is going to address the top 10 challenges to the security and privacy of your cloud data.

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