Security and Online Backup

by Lynnette Nolan | May 27, 2008

I'd like to draw your attention to an article from Heise Security that claims that some online backup services are not secure. I’m pleased that Carbonite was among the two that the writers were unable to compromise. While an article like this is not exactly good publicity for the online backup industry, if their findings are true (and I believe they are), some of these vendors deserve to be criticized for bringing weak products to market that damage the reputation of the whole industry. I agree with the sentiment expressed on Backup Review: "Online backup, like online banking and online credit card transactions, can be made to be very secure, but not everyone is going to do it right."

CEO, Carbonite