Can hackers access my MediaFire files?

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  1. sodaddict
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    I want to store some extremely top-secret stuff on my MediaFire account (mostly just .txt files with important notes) But i don't want hackers taking my txt files and using them for their own purposes.
    So i'm wondering if MediaFire can get hacked and people can download my stuff. If it can, then is there any other file-sharing site where i can safely store my txt files without worry?
     
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    Anything that you publish online could be accessed by hackers.
    Do not store it online if it's "top-secret"
     
  3. sodaddict
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    Not even cloud storage?
     
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    Anything that is stored online could be accessed by others as well.

    You're far better off storing your files on a offline flashdrive or burning then to optical media if you want to back them up.
     
  5. sodaddict
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    That seems like a good idea.
     
  6. PewnyPL

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    Encrypt the files and don't upload the decryption key anywhere.
     
  7. ItsMetaKnight

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    Nothing is safe if you store it online / in the cloud.
    Unless it's encrypted well, of course.
     
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    Encrypting files is a great idea, until you forget the decryption key.

    If you want to backup precious data, just back them up to external drives or whatever.
     
  9. sodaddict
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    Encrypting seems like a good idea too.
     
  10. Blue_Mew

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    Yeah... Might not be a good idea to store passwords/important info in plaintext.
     
  11. gamesquest1

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    stick em on pastebin:creep:
     
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    No, just use external hard drive portable. That's what I am using.. 500 GB and 1TB. They are great and it is secure in your house. Worry free. :)
     
  13. migles

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    you can get good old true crypt (version 7.1) not sure if there is something better and trustable like true crypt nowadays.. true crypt up to 7.1 is open source.. and it was auditioned, with only 2 flaws (not that big flaws anyway, they are related to entire SO encription, so normal containers are still ok..)
    and create a container with all your files, it's a great tool
    sadly the developers abandon it or somehing hapepned they released a new version that just decrypts and people are suspicious about this last version since it's closed source..
    it's still a good and functional software
     
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  14. mech

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    Lastpass lets you store text in secure notes and you can use 2factor security and its encrypted etc.
     
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    Use MEGA.nz, it uses file encryption