Have you got into cloud storage yet?
You can upload your files online so you can access your content anywhere, but how safe is your content from theft and destruction, there is hackers and more importantly crackers out there that would do anything to get there hands on your content, It’s like a game how much the cracker can get there hands on it’s not about the file it’s about just getting there hands on it.
For the cracker and hacker the aim is to open a hole to your files, to crack through the security which usually isn’t very secure to gain access to your files.
You may not have to worry about your files being stolen but that isn’t the main issue, the main problem is what are you uploading and do you feel safe doing so.
Do you download movies illegally or music if you do you would have that thought running in the back of your head or maybe your arrogant enough to think that I cant be caught doing this it’s on my computer no ones standing behind me to see what I'm doing, no there not standing behind you more like in the PC box watching what your downloading and uploading yes it’s you ISP (Internet Service Provider) trying to stop copywrite theft, you may be careful to go through all the steps of setting up a VPN (virtual Private Network) and proxy server to try to hide and encrypt your download but when your uploading your open to the hole web.
There are legal files such as Linux OS’s to download and it’s usually quite quicker to use a torrent, most torrents are illegal though the opensource linux is a legal torrent, you would use an application like utorrent to download the file, you can see while downloading where you are uploading from, you can see the IP address of the user your downloading from.
It’s not to difficult to hack into a computer as long as you have it’s IP and port and because there is an incoming connection your open to being hacked .
For the most part your safe but what I’m saying is when you upload your data make sure it’s on a secure HTTPS service and try to stay clear from torrents for the most part.