Online Photo Services

Costco

Last week hackers compromised the photo processing service behind Costco, Sam’s Club, CVS, and other photo sites, shutting them down until early August. Fortunately, I do not have an urgent need for photo prints before then.

This ability to shut down a major component of multiple companies highlights how vulnerable we have become to malicious online actions as well as the need to protect our files. I use Costco and have many photos stored on their site, but I also backup my photos; consequently, I am not too worried, and if I really need prints there is always the home inkjet printer.

For more on this incident see Costco and Sam’s Club Shut Down Photo Sites After Hackers Break In.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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