Any instance of security breach in the cloud, highlights with renewed vigor, the concerns that companies have in going into the cloud. The latest breach happened with Mat Honan, known for being a technology expert. In an almost shocking incident, a hacker was able to gain access to Honan’s iCloud account, Gmail account and then wipe out all data on his devices like iPad, MacBook, iPhone and so on. All this happened when the hacker called Apple support and with some social engineering, obtained all necessary information.
Perhaps the human factor is the weakest factor in the cloud and its security. This incident also points to a glaring chink in Apple’s security protocols. But while Apple does have a problem that needs immediate addressing, there is also the concomitant problem associated with cloud storage.
Cloud services have become essential to help in the storage and communications needs of people around the world but companies should also tighten up their armors against such breaches.
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