Yesterday's Authentication Bug

Hi Dropboxers,

Yesterday we made a code update at 1:54pm Pacific time that introduced a bug affecting our authentication mechanism. We discovered this at 5:41pm and a fix was live at 5:46pm. A very small number of users (much less than 1 percent) logged in during that period, some of whom could have logged into an account without the correct password. As a precaution, we ended all logged in sessions.

We’re conducting a thorough investigation of related activity to understand whether any accounts were improperly accessed. If we identify any specific instances of unusual activity, we’ll immediately notify the account owner.

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Awesome uses for Dropbox (June 2011)

Hey everyone! We’re often contacted by people who have found cool uses for Dropbox, and while we’re often impressed by crazy stuff like syncing telescope data between astronomers, or controlling an array of tractors on a farm, we also like hearing about how Dropbox has saved school papers or rescued people at work. That being said, we thought we’d start posting our favorite testimonials of Dropbox we’ve encountered this month.

I just wanted to say that I LOVE DROP BOX! It is so easy to use! I manage a team of agents at a call center in Beaverton,

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