I was wondering something about a day ago when I remembered that Apple stores notes in a database (so you can recover them or view them on icloud.com) - What if Apple stores your notes in plaintext?

I've heard you shouldn't store passwords in plaintext (e.g., a MySQL DB) so is it the same with storing passwords in notes?

  • Use a password manager. It's made for storing secrets.
    – ThoriumBR
    Nov 26, 2021 at 19:48

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It is not a good idea to store sensitive data in your iCloud, as Apple still own your private key.

I recommend you to use Cryptomator to encrypt your cloud files.

Otherwise, there are many alternatives with zero-knowledge feature you can use, such as CryptPad and NextCloud.

  • Thanks! I also had no idea about Cryptomator. Nov 24, 2021 at 17:57

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