“While I was a fan of .Mac back when it was iTools, these days, I am less allured by its now pay-for services,” Jeff Smykil writes for Ars Technica.
“You are now hard-pressed to use Apple’s operating system without seeing some mention of the service. I dare say that the rise in popularity is most likely due to the presence of Apple retail stores and sales people asking just about anyone who makes a purchase if they would like .Mac with that,” Smykil writes.
“One of the more useful features of .Mac is the ability to access an iDisk from a browser [but] your iDisk might not be as secure as you’d like to think, and for a pretty stupid reason,” Smykil writes.
“According to one Slashdot reader, there is no way to log out of an iDisk in a browser, meaning that another user can access everything on your iDisk using the browser’s history feature. The individual is then apparently free to view and or delete your files. Not good. Not good at all,” Smykil writes.
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