Do you trust the cloud?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Page42, Feb 5, 2010.

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Do you trust the cloud?

  1. Yes

    9.6%
  2. No

    32.9%
  3. Yes, but it depends on the vendor

    44.3%
  4. I don't know if I do or not

    6.6%
  5. I probably will someday

    3.0%
  6. I once did but I don't now

    1.8%
  7. Other (please explain)

    1.8%
  1. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    I've heard it said that lots of people have problems trusting a cloud-based solution. Do you?
     
  2. nikanthpromod

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    If there are problems, then how programs like Hitman pro, prevx etc got a lot of users??


    i like cloud based protection along with traditional AV/AS.
     
  3. kasperking

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    well with nearly all vendors jumping on the cloud bandwagon it is but inevitable to use....and ummm.....errr trust it.....
     
  4. Noob

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    I don't have any problem with cloud, but i like to have control over it.
    Such as it doesn't sends information/files unless you allow it :D
     
  5. ProrokX

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    Exactly! Cloud protection+ something more traditional its a great combo. Im using PrevX alongside AV (Avast), and Im proud:D
    On the other hand, dont trust cloud based software, to have only that type of layer. Dunno why...maybe habits from old times, when traditional AV was something basic;)
    Traditional light AV + cloud based software + maybe some kind of HIPS= that feels me much more secure:D
     
  6. icr

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    I believe but not totally I prefer keeping inbuild application like Norton,Panda....:)
     
  7. Ibrad

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    I trust the cloud, I see no reason why I should not. Cloud based protection allows me to stop worrying about updates plus it removes the heavy load on my system. Till I see reason not to trust it I will trust it.
     
  8. guest

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    To save things in cloud services is a part of my backup strategies. But I don't trust only in it.
     
  9. ameyap

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    only vendor specific clouds for me
     
  10. progress

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    Yes, but it depends on the vendor :doubt:
     
  11. blacknight

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    Quote, the reason for I voted " No ".;)
     
  12. 3GUSER

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    You guys must be kidding . Only innovation such as Cloud-computing technologies can save you nowadays.

    Traditional technologies are way OUT of date and can easily be beaten.
    Cloud scanners provides you up-to-the-second protection.
     
  13. leofelix

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    It depends on the vendor for me
     
  14. icr

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    Not in case when the users is not connected to net then here traditional AV is the perfect choice;)
     
  15. Zimzi

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    Panda Cloud Antivirus will protect PC even without internet connection.
     
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    Cloud is the best bet we have right now for "list" based detection.
     
  18. ratwing

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    I did not vote,because I just don't know.
    I DO trust what is scanned,but I just dont thank it is comprehensive enough.

    If other files are added,to make it comprehensive,would I trust it?

    Don't know.
     
  19. Osaban

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    Not really for malware. 0 days viruses remain so until someone reports them, it reduces the time between creation and first detection though. On the other hand, there's a tremendous potential in the future of computing practices. Google is already offering so many in the cloud services. What's needed is a cheap wireless universal connection to the Internet anywhere in a city. Privacy will always remain an issue.
     
  20. Page42

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    There's a category for you.
    Choice #4... I don't know if I do or not
    :)
     
  21. ratwing

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    Thanks Page42!! I do not know if I am just blind,
    or get in too big of a hurry.
    Voted #4!!
     
  22. icr

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    Yeah it will but not better than the traditional AVs:)

    I am just talking about users who seldom visit the internet so they only want protection mostly from threats coming from USB:)
     
  23. 3GUSER

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    No , I disagree . The tradional antivirus scanning (simply checking if a file is in the antivirus' blacklist of known malware) is the way .

    It is always the layered-approach . Cloud scanning , Behaviour analysis and/or HIPS , IPS , Firewall , Whitelisting , Heuristics and finally tradional scanning - I think is what it should be
     
  24. Page42

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    I thought when I created the poll that there might be some users who initially trusted the cloud, but then changed their mind.

    Interestingly, no one has voted for, I once did but I don't now.
     
  25. xxJackxx

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    Not really, as I expect that vendors are keeping a list of the filenames on my machine. If they get hacked, that list may get into the wrong hands. Then someone will know what I have to try to exploit. I know that is a stretch, but the bad guys are out there working hard to do whatever they can.
     
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