Monday, August 6, 2012

of online backups and online attacks

from here

inspired by the sad story of mat honan who lost "more than a year’s worth of photos, emails, documents, and more". this isn't even really a cautionary tale about remote wiping as much as it is about the need to have local backups that you control. online backups are convenient, but they're as susceptible to remote compromize as anything else you put online.

for backups to be useful in restoring from an attack, the backups themselves must be impervious to attack.