Just thinking out loud here, but if cloud computing involves trusting online services, hosted remotely and off site, wouldnâ€™t this be a huge security risk? Letâ€™s say that one hacker manages to get beyond an online cloud computing hosts firewall, wouldnâ€™t he all of a sudden have the opportunity to access information from thousands of companies, instead of having to hack his way through their firewalls one by one?
No doubt. Imagine if the same thing happened as it did with hotmail a few months ago where thousands of user passwords were published. If the same happened for customers of an online applications who had important files with a cloud hosts you would be talking potential disaster. I donâ€™t think this whole cloud computing thing has been thought through properly from a security aspect. It is fine if you got loads of smaller individual services. But if itâ€™s just the big 4 dominating the field things could turn really ugly.
Iâ€™d say its fine for your average personal email account... but cloud computing for companies? Wow, you really would be asking for trouble. Also everything is all of a sudden can be monitored that any individual does. No one would be able to write a document without a larger corporate entity being able to look into what was being written.
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