icloud secure?

impaler

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Feb 20, 2006
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I have 2 macs, an iphone and 2 ipads...how secure is the icloud?
That is kind of a broad statement. Depends on what you mean by "the icloud". iCloud is not one thing; it's an umbrella term for many different things. Also depends on what security means to you. See the below URL for a breakdown, by application, of the level of security that Apple builds in. As another has stated, it's only as strong as the user's strong password, two factor authentication, and solid security practices.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4865

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On a scale of 1-10 it's probably a 9.8 or better.
Where do you get 9.8? And what is unsecure to you, that makes up the 0.2 difference?
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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Where do you get 9.8? And what is unsecure to you, that makes up the 0.2 difference?
Just my subjective opinion and could just as easily be 9.98. Almost nothing is absolute in life and since we know of successful brute force attacks in the past (fixed now), phishing scams can still work (user weakness) and we can't foresee all future possibilities.

I still would consider it safer than data on your HD because of all the possibilities. I use iCloud Drive and would not hesitate to recommend it.
 

Primejimbo

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Just my subjective opinion and could just as easily be 9.98. Almost nothing is absolute in life and since we know of successful brute force attacks in the past (fixed now), phishing scams can still work (user weakness) and we can't foresee all future possibilities.

I still would consider it safer than data on your HD because of all the possibilities. I use iCloud Drive and would not hesitate to recommend it.
I see your point and I also think if it's man made, it can be man broken. Nothing is 100% sercured.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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icloud secure?

Its as secure as any service that holds the keys for you.

I give noone a 10.
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I give 1Password a 9(very good) because holding the sole key is such a critical detail. Missed a 10 because is subject to brute force attack.
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Post two-factor fix for iCloud. I give all the proprietary, two-factor lockers, which maintain a duplicate set of keys and access an 8 (good).
iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox. Some banks with such like Chase.
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A 7(passing grade, barely) to Google/GMail/Drive.
Because we are their product and sold to their corporate customers. And they openly scan the contents we store in their cloud.
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Some banks like CapitalOne that don't have two-factor auth. But at least have a reverse lookup image to recognize. I give a 5(needs desperate improvement).
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If the site at least as strict requirements. 10+ characters, upper, lower, and number checking and supports symbols. A 3(embarrassing).
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Macrumors with no password requirements, and flaky vBul codebase a 1(wtf).
 
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