802.11, .Mac, Backup--All Coming Together
Subject:   What about security?
Date:   2002-09-07 15:59:37
From:   yus
It all sounds great and I think it is going in the right direction. Still, I am uncomfortable using the system you describe because my data would travel across 2 infamously insecure data pipes: the 802.11 wireless link and the non encrypted Internet. In fact, while iDisk is based on WebDAV, it does not encrypt the data, therefore it is not secure. iDisk does not move data over https. Apple should really make an effort in making security easier. Then it will see hordes of people who deal with sensitive data migrating. name it, all the "rest of us" crowd to Mac. Also, I think that most Mac users do not realize that while they are backing up their data on iDisk using the Backup program for .Mac, maybe the balance sheet of their business is being intercepted.

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