Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No and yes, if I felt confident the service could assure stored data is secure. I wonder, though, is any database is truly not hackable by someone at some point

Dec 17, 2016 07:20 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. No.

Dec 17, 2016 07:07 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041

Question #1: No

Question #2: No

They all assure the public their service is secure until they get hacked. Yahoo's response to being hacked was to change your password and secure phrase. Right!! Who does the responsibility always fall on? Not the service!

Dec 17, 2016 06:42 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

N I do not believe my online stuff is safe.

Y I would if I truly knew it was secure (unlike Yahoo).

Dec 17, 2016 06:16 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I do not use the 'Cloud'. We use Carbonite to store our data and also back them up to Passport Drives.

Dec 18, 2016 06:37 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No and maybe

Dec 18, 2016 03:31 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Lots of companies have made assurances like this in the past and many have apologized for their failures later.

Best to not put private stuff into a cloud.

Dec 17, 2016 08:26 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not think it possible to be 100% safe

Dec 17, 2016 08:57 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never had a problem with Dropbox or the iCloud. I also do two different hard drive backups with the Apple Time Capsule and a second drive.

Dec 17, 2016 08:47 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't think anything is completely safe if it is on the cloud. The worldwide hackers are working overtime to prove they can get to anything, even our public elections.

Dec 17, 2016 08:17 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Absolutely NOT - it is not safe and no I will never subscribe to a service to store my personal/business data

We have a personal cloud.  It's behind OUR firewal, we control it and no one else even knows it exists - that's security ;)

Dec 17, 2016 07:52 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

"Safe" depends on what you mean by "safe".  It also depends on the specific cloud you choose, where in the world or outside the world your cloud is and so much more.  What do you mean that "assures stored data is secure"?

These two questions cannot be answered with a simple Y or N.  If forced to answer, the answer is N and N.

Dec 17, 2016 06:56 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

We all pray it is.  Yes, it we could prove it could not be hacked.  A

Dec 17, 2016 06:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Yes and yes!

Dec 17, 2016 06:46 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The cloud is not safe to the experienced hacker in my opinion. Cloud services do offer an additional level of protection!

Dec 17, 2016 06:38 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

It does not matter as i don't keep anything online that can hurt me. They already have my email, birthday, phone, address, etc, etc

Dec 17, 2016 06:27 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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No.
Yes, subject to the assurance.
I was having a conversation with a tech at Carbonite who told me it would take 50 years to de-encrypt the data in one of my backups, and that's for someone that knew what they were doing. I was both comforted and incredulous. LOL

Dec 17, 2016 06:23 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Y and Y

Dec 17, 2016 06:22 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Do I believe its safe.. hmm well let's see a short list of hacked databases and sites includes.

Sony, The CIA, The IRS, The Swiss Banks, Experian just to name a very few and these are supposed to be among the most secure sites and entities around so... do I believe hmm.

As to the second part of your question does this answer it? lol

Dec 01, 2017 12:34 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

There is no such thing anymore as a totally safe way to keep your data.  

Dec 17, 2016 08:08 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No - I have seen the Federal Government's NSA facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Maybe - I am not worried about losing the data; I already back up to external drive, external 3rd party sites, DVD's.   As for hackers, there is no service that can guarantee against  hacking of major sites (Yahoo had 1 Billion with a "B" accounts compromised).

 

 

Dec 17, 2016 06:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Dec 17, 2016 05:25 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Nothing is 100% safe on-line or on your computer that is connected on-line.  Yes, I do subscribe.

Dec 17, 2016 05:19 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, I store all my data on 2 separate terra bite drives.

Dec 17, 2016 03:31 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 nothing is safe - we can say online data with some companies is relatively safe - and that's the extent of it.

Dec 17, 2016 03:22 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Since this was my field for the 10 years prior to getting into Real Estate, nothing is 100% safe.  I don't put anything online I couldn't live with getting compromised.  I take every reasonable precaution including secondary computers, offline storage, online backups.

Dec 17, 2016 02:25 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't think anything is really safe. Would love to have that sort of assurance, but would doubt it would really be 100 percent proof.

Dec 17, 2016 02:01 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I don't think any data is 100% safe; the NSA even got hacked....

Dec 17, 2016 01:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would first have to believe that there is a way to actually "secure" data. Security/Data Breaches Happen. All. The. Time. 

Dec 17, 2016 01:12 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Whatevr is safe today may not hold up tommorrow. Duplicate storage separate places is the way to go

Dec 17, 2016 11:57 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

NO and NO. We live in a world where nothing is safe or secure anymore.

Dec 17, 2016 09:54 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I have no illusions that online data is or can ever be 100% guaranteed of being secure.  

Dec 17, 2016 09:26 AM