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Sync Camino via Dropbox
Authored by: AmberV on Feb 18, '09 03:36:49PM
This should not be done!

People just do not consider the security ramifications of anything these days. The contents of your browser folder can very likely contain enough information to completely bankrupt you and potentially much worse, if somebody else were to get at it. I wouldn't upload the contents of that directory to anyone else's computers (which is precisely what you are doing) unless it were in a highly encrypted disk image or other archive format---and then I would only do so if I had no other way to transfer the data.

If you have ever used a browser to buy something online, access your bank accounts, file your taxes, manage your health insurance, file government papers, and so on, you risk losing your identity by messing around like this.

A little convenience is not worth it.

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Sync Camino via Dropbox
Authored by: slb on Feb 19, '09 02:50:29PM

Like anything where your data is out of your control - use with caution.
Same goes for Facebook, MySpace or anything online.
Hell, if you follow your strict guidelines, one would not even use email.



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Sync Camino via Dropbox
Authored by: AmberV on Feb 20, '09 12:40:14PM

That you would compare a MySpace profile with a cookie file, cache, and potentially an unencrypted password database is the reason why hints like this are so dangerous. People don't understand the difference between safe data and dangerous data when it comes to digital. They know the difference in obvious terms---you wouldn't leave your bank statement out on your porch overnight, for instance, but when it comes to what is safe and what is not safe digitally speaking, the rules are much harder to follow.

This "cloud" stuff could all end up very badly. Especially with people using braindead passwords so they can type them in on their iPhones.



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