© Marvin Waschke 2017

Marvin Waschke, Personal Cybersecurity, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2430-4_6

6. Cloud Threats

Clouds Are Good, But Not All Good

Marvin Waschke

(1)Bellingham, Washington, USA

Clouds are a long way from the personal computer that appeared in the mid-1980s and took over the industry. Home personal computers were thought of as private, just another standalone appliance like a vacuum cleaner or an electric coffee pot. A personal computer was a personal possession. Their owners controlled all access. Owners bought software and installed it on their computer in the same way they bought a new dishwasher and installed it in their kitchen. Both the software and the dishwasher was theirs and theirs alone. Anyone who wanted to use either the software ...

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