The hacking of corporate databases and home computers seem to have become a norm that we accept and are aware of in the 21st Century. They are there and there’s nothing we can do about it. Of course, naturally we protect ours machines with antivirus software to protect our files from harm’s way.

The problem is that viruses can attach themselves to more than just computers, like storage devices such as flash drives. This can be dangerous if these devices are shared between friends, family, and especially colleagues in the work place because of the risk of data loss involved.

But how many computers are affected through this way of transfer these days?

Well, according to a survey carried out in mid-2012 for Kaspersky Lab, one third of users contracted malicious threats onto their machines through second-hand device sharing. And so then comes the question of ‘why do we share our data this way?’

Put simply, it’s mainly due to the fact that most of us lead very busy lives and don’t have time to worry about things like this. Just imagine you’re at work and quickly need some files from your colleague’s flash drive in order to hit a deadline. Are you going to ask him to scan the whole device for viruses? Probably not.

By adopting cloud storage, however, it can backup your computer’s data automatically on a regular basis, protect it with the highest levels of security, and have your data available for restore should a virus hit your machine. Cloud storage is the freshest form of remote storage the world has right now, existing inside a very competitive market which means it’s an affordable system for both personal and business users.

Viruses may always exist in cyberspace—but that doesn’t mean users have to risk losing their important data. And thanks to cloud storage, we can all have the ultimate backup plan implemented and at the ready.

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