Dropbox is resetting passwords for accounts that haven’t changed them since mid-2012

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    By Matthew Lynley (@mattlynley)
     
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  3. Rasheed187

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    That's why it's best not to use cloud based storage, at least not for important data.
     
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    With 2-step verification and a third-party tool like Boxcrypter it isn't so bad.
     
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    I guess so, but personally I would still choose not to use it. BTW, Boxcrypter does look interesting.
     
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    Good move by Dropbox. Better safe than sorry.
     
  7. Oleg

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    A couple of weeks ago it was revealed that some 60 million Dropbox account details (including passwords) have been stolen.

    https://www.bestvpn.com/dropbox-brazzers-passwords-hacked/
    The Dropbox hack
    Dropbox has forcibly required many of its users to reset their passwords and has sent an email to all users strongly advising that they reset their passwords.
     
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