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Fix a Backup issue possibly caused by read-only files
Authored by: farlander on Oct 30, '09 08:15:05AM

I hope you realize that there's no encryption when you transfer data to iDisk - it's all being transferred via plain HTTP protocol, with no encryption whatsoever. I'd think twice before using iDisk for _anything_.



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Fix a Backup issue possibly caused by read-only files
Authored by: Hintmethis on Oct 30, '09 03:09:47PM

Actually, there is no risk at using Backup unless one is so lazy as to expect someone else to do what they should have already done. Encrypt the DMG when you make it. That way, it's already encrypted so the fact of the DMG being transmitted without encryption is a mute issue because the DMG, itself, is encrypted. I regularly send backups to iDisk, but the files are encrypted by me and with the use of an application of my choice.....not by Apple.



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Fix a Backup issue possibly caused by read-only files
Authored by: adrianm on Oct 31, '09 12:37:00AM

Indeed. Anything sensitive would be encrypted on my Mac in the first place (key chain, encrypted DMGs).

Not that it has anything to do with the hint, of course :-)

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