Every Friday here on In The Personal Cloud we’ll be presenting a roundup of links highlighting popular and rising news stories from the world of the cloud and online security. Everything from news regarding hacking and how to be secure to advancements in the field of cloud computing. Stay tuned to In The Personal Cloud each Friday to remain up to date on everything you need to know.
Don’t use social networking e-mail id for online banking, business transactions, warns Symantec – Our first article this Friday kicks off by citing what many of us know already, but need to be reminded of from time to time. Social networks may seem secure, but they also contain a great deal of information that can help almost anyone slip past a security question or two. Thus, Symantec recommends that you use a non-essential email with social networks that isn’t related to any of your financial or more critical services. [The Economic Times]
Emma Watson ‘most dangerous’ celebrity to search for online – This came up a few weeks ago during the Olympics regarding the most dangerous athletes to search for and again with actresses regarding Kristen Stewart. Turns out this list changes as often as the stock market. At the moment, the most dangerous celebrity to search for is…Harry Potter alumnus Emma Watson. [The Telegraph]
How to compromise your web security in one stupid step – Some may find this brilliant whilst others will feel compelled to cradle their face in their palm. Either way, it’s real. An “internet address and password logbook” has emerged on the scene like the little black books of old. You simply write down any username and password that you need to remember, and then leave it near your computer or take it with you so that you’ll always have those passwords handy. The author of this piece is not amused. [PC PRO]
Mobile Banking: It’s Safer Than You Think – Almost 87% of the U.S. population has a mobile phone, but 60% of those people choose not to use mobile banking because they don’t trust it. However, recent studies are starting to show that it may in fact be safer than PC banking. Check out this infographic that puts it all in perspective. [Business2Community]
Cloud Computing Will Increase the Number of Women in IT. Netpremacy Global Services Investigated How. – A recent study found that comparatively, IT teams that are more diverse (in gender, race, and ability) tend to consistently outperform teams comprising of only a single makeup. Google itself actually just increased their maternity leave from 3 months to 5. Learn more details about the study here. [Equities]
Infographic Tuesday: Going Green in the Cloud – Remember all those green stats about how cloud computing would save the environment? Well, here they are in one neat little infographic. Check it out! [SolarVPS]
Half of Americans think bad weather affects ‘cloud computing’ – A recent survey found that 54% of Americans who were asked about whether or not they used cloud computing said no. Of those, 95% actually do. It gets more interesting, troubling, and comical from there. [Future of Media]