Poster: Poking at the Cloud: Identifying Factors Behind Selective Cloud Uploading
Amanda Aizuss, Max Chen, Galen Harrison, Sotiri Komissopoulos, Blase Ur. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). July 2017
Abstract - Cloud storage services, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, contain many important and personal files from users, providing hackers an attractive target. Some users, however, may believe that they are protected from compromise because they do not keep anything of interest on the cloud. Not uploading sensitive information is a practice, not a single decision, requiring constant attention and negotiation. We present preliminary findings from an interview study about how users decide to upload or not upload files to the cloud.