Your Dropbox Account Just Got Even More Secure | Embargo Zone

Your Dropbox Account Just Got Even More Secure | Embargo Zone

August 26, 2012
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Today Dropbox has made it's users accounts safer, we've learned via Gizmodo.
The company is allowing two-step verification, a process which adds an extra layer of protection to accounts.

Once two-step is enabled, Dropbox will require a six-digit security code in addition to your password whenever you sign in to Dropbox or link a new computer, phone, or tablet, the company says.

Two-step verification is optional but we recommend you enable it for added protection.
To add two-step to your account:
  1. Head to www.dropbox.com and sign into the website
  2. Click on your name in the upper-right to open your account menu.
  3. Next, click Settings from the account menu and select the Security tab.
  4. Under the Account sign in section, next to Two-step verification, turn the feature on.
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Once you activate the feature, you'll be given the choice to receive your security code by text message or to use a mobile app.

This added security is a welcomed addition in the wake of recent hackings and Dropbox's own security breach earlier this month.