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(PIX11) -- It's being dubbed the "movie about a movie they don't want you to see."

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel star in "Sex Tape," a film about a long-married couple trying to spice up their lives by recording themselves trying every position in "The Joy of Sex."

But soon their rendezvous becomes not-so private, their seemingly secure "cloud" compromised.

Cloud computing expert Aaron Ross, of RossBackup.com, offers these five ways to protect your digital archive:

  1. Be careful when sharing private files with friends or co-workers. Even if you limit the sharing, they can share it with others.
  2. If you are storing a lot of data in the cloud, it’s a good idea to verify that your information is current once a week.  If it’s not simple to check what’s being stored online, you’re using the wrong backup provider.
  3. Never click on a link in an email to go to any site if it requires your password to login. Always type in the site name in the address bar. For example, you would type in www.facebook.com – you would not click on a link.
  4. When accessing your private information, either use your phone network (i.e., 4GLTE) or a secure wireless network. Never use an open network for private information.
  5. Your password is the key to your information. Choose a strong password and make sure it’s not something that can easily be guessed like a birthday or nickname. For some great password ideas, visit www.RossBackup.com and check out the blog post called Passwords.

Watch the movie trailer, above, and see it in theaters July 18.

 

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