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comment It is safe to store photos and documents on skydrive / google cloud services?
@JCChu Azure is really a brand name for wide range of services, including very simple REST API access to MSFT global data centers, regionally or geo-redundant data (blob) storage, queues, identity and notification services, and a range of Windows Server hosting options (including much of the “fabric” which underlies Azure that is running on Windows Servers). It is not clear if you are looking to see the Azure brand name tied to SkyDrive, or have some concern that it may be less reliable because of some quantifiable difference. For example, while some SkyDrive data racks may be hosted in a MSFT
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comment It is safe to store photos and documents on skydrive / google cloud services?
data center which pre-dates the Azure brand (for example the Bellevue DC’s which Bing, Windows Live and MSN used), MSFT Global Foundation Services (GFS) still runs them as they do Azure branded DCs. It is really a brand migration issue. Likewise Office365 is a separate brand, but the identity service it provides it is really Azure Active Directory, as SkyDrive Pro is really SharePoint Online.
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comment It is safe to store photos and documents on skydrive / google cloud services?
Have you looked at their various SLA (service level agreements) to see if your concern is addressed? If it helps, SkyDrive (or whatever it is renamed to) is tightly integrated into Windows 8.1, so MSFT is HIGHLY MOTIVATED to ensure there is no data loss which might tarnish the global Windows brand.
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comment It is safe to store photos and documents on skydrive / google cloud services?
Truecrypt is terrific for Private information, although often overkill for Personal information. The key task is to un-mount the encrypted volume so replication to the cloud can occur. SkyDrive, DropBox, and others handle that replication of volumes-in-use differently, so confirm that your updates are being pushed to the cloud as you expect them to be. Consider converting larger volumes into many smaller truecrypt volumes to ensure less data is delayed from replication.
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answered It is safe to store photos and documents on skydrive / google cloud services?
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comment Is it common practice to log rejected passwords?
Any information a user asserts as a security token, even if misspelled, will be treated as a password by any competent regulatory authority. A security manager using an argument that a user asserted password which fails to authenticate the user does not require protection at the level of the system should be removed from their position on the grounds of malfeasance. In most regulated environments I would also expect them to be barred from future work in regulated security programs. More importantly it would make them look incredibly amateurish.
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answered Is it common practice to log rejected passwords?