Icloud Safe Storage Solution

i have many important files in my desktop
i'm looking for safe & secure online storage to reach the files from anywhere
i found some good solutions here
, in addition i found 5 safe (zero information) with encryption
now my question is :
1- how & why i should trust that my files will be really secured by the software provider ?
2- think the provider is trusted , and also will encrypt my files , how we can trust that the smart huckers not able to decrypt the files and share it
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
1 You can't.  If the provider goes bust/bankrupt you have no control over the files.  If the provider doesn't have good backups and their facility burns down you have no control over your files.  If the government is interested in your files you have no control over the files.

2 If they encrypt they need to use a very safe secure encryption scheme.  But that is NO guarantee that it can't be broken.  History is littered with old obsolete encryption schemes.  As computers get more powerful old encryption schemes get broken.

Your choice, your risk.
NiceMan331Author Commented:
i agree
so , what is the advice
keep my files on my desktop ?
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Backup your files.  I recommend external hard drive(s).  At least two.  Keep one of them offsite in case your present location burns down, gets burgled, or flooded.  Rotate the external hard drives every week so the one offsite is a week out of date.

You can still use the Cloud for storage.  But I'd put the stuff you are working on there as long as it isn't personal or confidential or secret.  And don't stick too much there.

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NiceMan331Author Commented:
yes , good suggestions
but what about if i want to reach the files throug my smart phone ?
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Put the important files in the Cloud for easy access.

If you need access to all of the files then you can remote access into your computer from phone.  Apps exist for that purpose.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
For security you have to use pre-internet encryption where the storage provider doesn't have  the key.. As far as they are concerned it is jut a blob the downside is sharing and accessing from another device.
NiceMan331Author Commented:
Any example of pre internet encrypt ?
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Examples http://lifehacker.com/five-best-file-encryption-tools-5677725

Note that if you are going to use your phone you'd need an unencrypter on that so you can read your files.
NiceMan331Author Commented:
And here is the trick
NiceMan331Author Commented:
ok , now the question is :
think i used encryption tools refereed in your link , what is the guaranty that no one could decrypt them
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
NO guarantee.

Extremely unlikely that the average person would be unable to decrypt them.  However a government agency may have the tools to do so.
NiceMan331Author Commented:
ok , i got your recommendation about backing up my official data on external drive
, still one thing , any recommendation about your preferable provider to save the normal files on cloud ?
NiceMan331Author Commented:
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Whoops.  Apologies for not replying earlier.

For small amounts of data you can look at DropBox, iCloud, Google and OneDrive.  I also presume that data going to those four is not sensitive data as those four quite probably will supply to various governmental organizations data when asked to.  For iCloud you'd need an Apple product to get an account there.  You can get free accounts for the other products.  For small amounts of data they don't charge, for larger data amounts all four can supply but charge money.  You also need to look at what data formats you intend to be using as well and what devices to access it.  For example if you are using Microsoft products then OneDrive should be considered.  

I use DropBox to store photos and the account is shared by family in various countries.  Nice easy way to share photos.  You can use it for documents if you wish.

I've got Apple devices but I've never had the urge to use iCloud.

Similarly I've got a Gmail account but never had the urge to use Google Docs but Google Docs is a pretty easy way to edit simple documents from anywhere on a good range of devices.

Can't say anything about OneDrive as I've not had the urge to trust anything to Microsoft.
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