Dropbox adds additional security with two-step authentication
In order to increase the security of accounts, Dropbox has added two-step authentication to it’s accounts – you just have to enable it.
This is what Dropbox posted:
Today we’d like to announce the launch of two-step verification, a feature that will enhance the security of your Dropbox by requiring two levels of authentication: your password, and a security code that will either be texted to your mobile phone or generated by a mobile authenticator app (available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7).
Turning on two-step verification is simple: go to the new Security tab in your Dropbox account settings and enable two-step verification in the “Account sign in” section.
From there, just follow the steps to set up two-step verification. Detailed setup instructions are also available in our Help Center. On your desktop or mobile devices, you’ll only need the code the first time you sign in to Dropbox. On the web, you can also select the option to “Trust this computer” and you won’t need to re-enter a code again.
Two-step verification is one of several steps that we’re taking to enhance the security of your Dropbox. We’ve also created a way for you to view all active logins to your account on the Security tab, and we’re working on automated mechanisms to identify suspicious activity.
I would highly recommend enabling this feature!
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