Given their integration into the Mac’s Finder, it can be easy to forget that online file-sharing services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Drive and Microsoft OneDrive can be accessed using a Web browser by anyone with your username and password.
Obviously, you should always have strong, unique passwords, but to be safe, it’s best not to use services designed for public file sharing to store unencrypted files containing sensitive information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, passport scans, privileged legal documents, financial data and so on. Keep such data secure on your Mac—outside of any synced folders—where accessing it requires physical access to the machine.
Mark Your Calendar for Next Week’s Apple Event:
Watch on April 20 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Apple will host its first product launch of the year on April 20th, and it’s expected to announce updates to iPad Pro, iPad mini and AirPods lines. Be sure to tune in to hear all of the details.
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