HT4865: iCloud: iCloud security and privacy overviewLearn about iCloud: iCloud security and privacy overview
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to LJinFLA)
Welcome to the Apple Community.
Mail and notes are not encrypted on the servers, otherwise searching would not work properly.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Thanks. Yes I read that in the article. What I am talking about are documents like PDFs, DOCs, XLS, pictures, list databases. The kinds of tings which would contain proprietary company information which would be expensive to expose to the anyone outside of the company. The doc says that they are encrypted in transfer, and encrypted in storgage. However the article doesn't explicitly state that they are NEVER in the process unencrypted. For example is the encryption in transfer(likely ssl or something similar) decrypted at their cloud host and then re-encrypted into 128-bit AES? That would mean that during that step in the process the documents would be in the clear (or leave artifacts on the drive) and then theoretically could be intercepted and exposed.
Does anyone know this for sure?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to LJinFLA)
I can't speak to how Apple handles encryption, but I have found that Wuala.com is one of the few cloud storage services that explicitly states that data is encrypted throughout the process (encrypted by the client on the device before data is transferred). I think this is what you are wondering about. I have to assume that since encryption at the device level is not mentioned with iCloud services, data is not processed in this way.