Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

Never Trust ‘The Cloud’?

July 15, 2009

Picture 26First the Twitter docs controversy: A hacker sent hundreds of allegedly authentic internal Twitter docs to TechCrunch. There was much sensitive information in there. Some of it TechCrunch is going to expose, some of it the site has chosen not to.

Beyond the ethical questions surrounding TechCrunch’s potential disclosure of the docs, there is the issue of the security of the cloud. Apparently the docs were downloaded from Google Apps.

What it shows is that cloud security is not ready for prime time.