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Even the most secure cloud storage may not be so secure, study finds Print E-mail
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Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection Some cloud storage providers who hope to be on the leading edge of cloud security adopt a "zero-knowledge" policy in which says it is impossible for customer data to be snooped on. But a recent study by computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University is questioning just how secure those zero knowledge tactics are. Zero knowledge cloud services usually work by storing customer data in an encrypted fashion and only giving customers the keys to unencrypt it, rather than the vendor having access to those keys. But the researchers found that if data is shared within a cloud service, those keys could be vulnerable to an attack allowing vendors to peer into customer data if they wanted to. The study casts doubt over these zero-knowledge clouds and reinforces advice from experts that end users should be fully aware of how vendors handle their data.

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