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IDG Contributor Network: User-controlled, private clouds could help with security, think...

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 24, 2016.

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    One of the problems with smartphone apps is that one has no control over where often sensitive permissions and personal content is stored. While we’re allowed a certain amount of input when it comes to downloading the app and installing it: agree to the permissions, or else, we have no control over where or how all the data is stored.

    We know that it’s probably in the cloud somewhere, but it could be anywhere, even on the phone itself. And each app developer has its own idea about how to handle the stuff.

    That is a problem for security—not the app developers’ but ours. And it doesn’t stop at phones. Anyone know where the password for an IoT oven is located, and how securely? The answer is no and maybe not very.

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