Warning: this is kind of boring. I mentioned earlier today that Amazon has a record number of objects stored on its S3 cloud hosting services. Along with that is good news from the company announcing that S3 customers have the option to easily encrypt their stored data.
What this means for those of us whose eyes glaze over when things like “encryption” are mentioned is that all of this encrypted data stored by Amazon’s S3 would be impossible to read if it were, say, stolen. Of course, in order to steal the data in the first place, someone would have to successfully break into one of Amazon’s data centers and steal the hardware that the data is stored on…
Is such a theft likely? No. Does this addition of optional encryption change anything
If you want to read more about the technical side of things, here’s Amazon’s official statement.
If you want to know how to encrypt your data that’s stored on Amazon S3, here’s a little video I made: