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9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails

For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
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Dropbox Leaves The Door Wide Open
Dropbox allowed anyone to access customer data simply by entering an email address of said customer. No password was needed. This huge security misstep, caused by a bug in a code update, did not last mere minutes, but for nearly four hours before it was discovered and fixed.
(Image: Dropbox)

Dropbox Leaves The Door Wide Open

Dropbox allowed anyone to access customer data simply by entering an email address of said customer. No password was needed. This huge security misstep, caused by a bug in a code update, did not last mere minutes, but for nearly four hours before it was discovered and fixed.

(Image: Dropbox)

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7/21/2015 | 1:59:20 PM
Re: 9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Good point, @jagibbons. It's true, having more scrutiny magnifies the impact of its failures even more than its successes.
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