Your own Ubuntu server in the cloud

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 03:10:15 UTC 2010


On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Gilles Gravier <ggravier at fsfe.org> wrote:
> On 09/02/2010 14:16, Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
>>> Furthermore, what is to stop you from running
>>> your own server in the cloud? I do that today.
> The problem when you have your own server in the cloud is that you don't
> know who has plugged logical probes on the data / address busses of the
> machine your code is running on and who is snooping the data transfers
> and intercepting all your valuable, sensitive, confidential data.
> Heck, you don't even know if the CPU you are running it on is physical
> or virtualized in software and completely open to even software tapping...

I would like to point out that you wouldn't know this if you are renting space in a datacenter either....  You've got to choose your own  level of paranoia.
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