DropBox – now with Two-step authentication

Online file-backup and storage service [easyazon-link asin=”B008IYC3LE” locale=”us”]Dropbox[/easyazon-link] has begun offering a two-step authentication feature to help users beef up the security of their accounts. The promised change comes less than a month after the compromise of a Dropbox employee’s account exposed many Dropbox user email addresses.

Two-step verification is an optional but highly recommended security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to your Dropbox account. Once 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.

Dropbox users can take advantage of the new security measure by logging in at this link, and then clicking the “Security” tab. Under account sign in, click the link next to “Two-step verification.”

 Note that DropBox users will need to download the latest version of the Dropbox client(1.4.12 on Windows/Mac) to access their files via the Dropbox desktop software interface after enabling two-step authentication.

Dropbox has simple Step by Step tutorial how to setup this two-step authentication at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/help/363/en

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