Some of the biggest companies have been using backup software for years.
Backups can save businesses money and help employees save time.
But many are not as secure as software that comes preinstalled on your smartphone.
The software is designed to keep you protected from cyberattacks.
But that’s not always the case.
A recent report by The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says that many backup software companies are not protecting their users against data breaches.
“When you’re using a backup software company, it’s a matter of trust,” EFF senior staff attorney Ryan Lenz said in a statement.
“They should be protecting your data against data loss.”
The EFF report said some backup software has a tendency to fail when users try to recover data.
Some of those companies have turned to encryption, a method of encrypting data before it’s sent to a company for storage.
“Encryption protects your data, but it also lets you keep your data safe and private,” Lenz wrote.
“A company that is too trusting of the software it is selling can end up selling out to an unlicensed vendor.”
The EFF report also points out that companies that are paying for backup software are sometimes not doing their due diligence when they make their money from customers.
The EFF reported that companies paid about $3 billion in the third quarter alone.
And some companies that paid for backup have been known to fail to keep backups secure.
A spokesperson for Google told The Washington Post that its backup software is secure.
Google’s backup software was built by the company’s cloud storage service, Google Drive, which is also used by many other companies.
Google Drive encrypts all of its data, and Google said in an FAQ on its website that the company has “never had any issues with any of our products failing.”
“We have had a very successful history of protecting our customers data, including the ability to recover lost data if the user’s device is lost or stolen,” the FAQ reads.
“Our customers are protected through a comprehensive security program that includes full access to all user data on our servers.”
Google said the company is working on a software upgrade that would make backup software more secure.