More and more data is stored online by both consumers and businesses. The convenience of using services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft Live Skydrive, and SugarSync is indisputable. But, is it safe?

All of the services certainly require a user password to access folders and some of the services even encrypt the stored files. Dropbox reassures customers, "Other Dropbox users can't see your private files in Dropbox unless you deliberately invite them or put them in your Public folder."

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