One attack masqueraded as a YouTube comment to a legitimate video uploaded by the targe. Another posed as the target’s husband under the pretense of sharing family photos.
David Bisson reports.
Yes, hackers did manage to steal millions of account credentials back in 2012.
Make sure you have protected your account, and enabled two-step verification.
Recent claims from identity theft protection firms that Dropbox has suffered a massive password breach should be treated with suspicion.
But do remember to enable two-step verification, please!
David Bisson explains how you can protect your Dropbox account from hackers with two-step verification.
Almost 18 months after the issue was first made known to Dropbox, unauthorised users continue to receive links to personal, private information stored on the file-sharing service.
Dropbox introduces new features to better protected shared links on the service, but is it enough to convince your company to embrace the popular file-syncing app?
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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I think it’s a pretty sad state of affairs that months can pass, and the BBC has to be called in, before a service like Dropbox takes seriously a security concern impacting the privacy of its users.
If you are using file-sharing systems like Dropbox and Box without proper care and attention, there is a risk that you could be unwittingly leaking your most private, personal information to others.
Dropbox has made it far easier for the general public to violate Intellectual Property laws.
But it’s not just movies. Confidential corporate information, which can include sensitive legal documents, sales projection slides, customer spreadsheets, and proprietary software, can also be at risk.
Dropbox admits it is checking files shared publicly on its systems for copyright infringements.
If you don’t like it, you have to start securely encrypting your data *before* you upload it to the cloud.
Remember that famous xkcd cartoon, suggesting passphrases like “correcthorsebatterystaple” are harder for hackers to crack than the likes of “Tr0ub4dor&3”?
Well, I’m full of admiration for whoever the web developer was at Dropbox who implemented this on their sign-up form…