iCloud

iCloud Account Hackers: Avoid Their Evil Intentions With Backup

The recent threat by hackers to delete 627 million iCloud accounts within two weeks unless they’re paid a ransom is an excellent reminder that the dual protection of local and offsite backups is the best strategy to protect your digital life.

Why iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox Can’t Truly Protect Your Data

Today, most people understand cloud applications and cloud computing, but some still question the differences between a cloud backup solution, like Acronis, and cloud storage services, such as iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. In some cases, the providers of the latter three products advertise their services as a backup solution. In other cases, consumers believe that anytime they store data in the cloud, it's always protected in the event of loss. Let’s set the record straight when it comes to online backup vs. cloud storage services!

How Are Cloud Storage Services Different From Backup Software?

To start, take a look at the definitions of the different types of cloud storage services available today: