Security Trade-Offs →

A great response from John Gruber on an article suggesting iPhone users shouldn’t trust Apple to store their data.

He reminds us that, while iCloud is a great way to get iPhone users on-board with backing up their data, security is the trade-off to backing up data on iCloud (or any other service):

iCloud backups have not eliminated this problem, but they have made it far less common. This is, like almost everything in tech, a trade-off:

  • Your data is far safer from irretrievable loss if it is synced/backed up, regularly, to a cloud-based service.
  • Your data is more at risk of being stolen if it is synced/backed up, regularly, to a cloud-based service.