Sharing Applications are Convenient, Sharing Files is Different

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Cloud computing has been making its way to convenience on the consumer side. If you can get your benefit without having to spend for it, why buy a software or hardware when you can access the application on the internet? That is the very simple concept of cloud computing, but internet is not safe, that means any information you feed into it can be accessible to others. Why is then a person continued to patronize this kind of service when they know that their information is at stake?   

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Answered By 0 points N/A #96111

Sharing Applications are Convenient, Sharing Files is Different

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Hi Elijah,

You have just answered you very own question, because it is free.  But not all are patronizing the freewares and the online applications that are free.  It depends on the users needs.  Like for example it is for personal use only and the information required to be given is not confidential or critical then it would be ok to use the free softwares and not all are giving away their real information over the internet as well because as you have said it is not safe. As for the websites that are requiring credit card information eventhough it is free then the awareness of the public interms of internet security is not that evident.  They just need to ensure that the website that they are accessing is secure like for example the website has https:\ instead of the regular http:\.

 

There are also some people that are not well aware of the security risk involving the internet.  There are some who are gullible in believing that what information they are giving are secured even though they have no idea of the reality of the sites security.

 

Downloading free softwares and access free sites are the risk that one has to take and because it is free it is easier to look on the other side.

Answered By 0 points N/A #96112

Sharing Applications are Convenient, Sharing Files is Different

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It is like you ask yourself if you trust your own hard drive or computer. Yes. Cloud is very risky. Despite the numerous protections built into a cloud server, any account is only as secure as the password used to access it but it is not really all that bad. It is not worse than the platform for computing we had before. It does not necessarily present threats that are worse than old-school on-site computing. People are patronizing it because it is more convenient than what we have before. Cloud services may not be as secure as they should be but in time they will.  

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The biggest selling factor for cloud computing is convenience. You don’t need to have the computing power nor the space required to do the job, it’ll be handled by the servers for you. While we expect the companies handling our data to implement strict and effective security measures to keep our data safe, there’s always the risk of having the data exposed by malicious elements. There’s also a slim chance then we won’t be able to access our data because the servers are down, which has happened to one or a few of the cloud companies lately. If these factors are fine with the consumers and they believe there’s enough security being use by the cloud companies, then they will indeed patronize it. It would then become a matter of personal preference.

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