| Originally Posted by Morgan |
"Safety, security, and privacy
Yodlee is the dominant player in this industry, and the company says it is fanatical about security. All data are encrypted and stored on computers in a building at an undisclosed address. To get into the data center, employees have to go through several identity checks, including a hand scan.
Sounds secure, but if hackers were to target something, a website with a collection of accounts would be a good thing to target.
Here's the question: What other companies use the same hosting company that Yoodle uses? Are each client on a separate server for security purposes? How does Yoodle submit their client data to the hosting company--- via encrypted FTP sites? Or does the data company get into the servers for Yoodle and extract the info in a file feed? And who all has access to the database of information from Yoodle?
The statement about security access into the host datacenter is fine, except: if someone wants the database information, are they really going to find the host location, or just hack into the servers?
I'm extremely leery of online things like this, but I also have had my identity stolen twice, and working in technology gives me a different perspective on things. I don't even keep my personal information or financial information on my PC anymore. I keep it on a disk in a safety deposit box at the bank.