Keeping Your Information Safe on the Internet

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- After a breach of celebrity images from Apple's iCloud, how safe your information stored on either the iCloud or other similar systems?

Ron Shenk, the president of Valley Microcomputers, said nothing is 100 percent protected once it's on a device that has access to the Internet.

Once information is stored in the cloud there are two copies of the data.

Shenk said the key to Internet and cloud safety is a good password. He said passwords should be at least eight characters long, include lower case and capital letters as well as numbers and punctuation.

He also said that regardless of having a secure password, the bottom line is access.

"I would tell my client that your data is much safer on a piece of equipment you own, that you control the access to.. than putting it on a cloud where there's hundreds of employees that could possibly have access to your data," said Shenk.

Shenk recommended rotating your passwords frequently; however, your safest bet is to not keep things on any devices you wouldn't want others to see.


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