Dropbox Increases Security, Now Involves Two Step Verification

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  • 27 Aug 2012
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  • People have been appreciating the cloud technology since it became popular and Dropbox was at head of the revolution. However, there are some people taking advantage of the service to get more storage and even information out of it. Dropbox was hacked last month and lost a bunch of account email addresses and passwords. The security features were then promised by Dropbox and now here they are.

    One of them involves a two step verification, that gives users an extra layer of protection against the hackers. In order to get the security feat activated you just need to get to the Dropbox security page and enable the “two step verification option”. Once you’ve done that, you will be guided through a setup wizard, allowing you to associate your phone number with your Dropbox account. Afterwards, Dropbox will text you a 6 digit verification code anytime you log into the account.

    Also, you can download the service’s mobile authenticator app on Android, iOS, Widows Phone or BlackBerry, in order to generate login codes using it. After you setup the two step check process, Dropbox provides an emergency code that can be used in case you ever lose access to your device. This one you need to write down or remember, since it’s pretty important. So, do you feel safer with this Dropbox protection?

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