Quote: Originally Posted by Devux
'Course I've never left authentication wide open on my FTP server.
Yet, all it takes is one mistake. But authentication is not the only avenue of attack. You should also take into consideration man-in-the-middle. Unless you are using SFTP or SSH, your files are going thought the network plain as day, anyone can intercept. Same with your authentication details.
If you think you are secure because you are running it all yourself, then I'm sorry. But that is a false sense of security.
But really it is easy enough to avoid issues with any cloud-based storage solutions by using PIE, Pre-Internet-Encryption. Encrypted before it leaves your computer.