We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to simplify and strengthen security. In addition to continuous infrastructure enhancements, we’ve created a number of tools to help users and teams better protect their information on Dropbox. That includes support for cutting edge technologies like Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security keys, which we rolled out in 2015. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be teaming up with Intel this year to bring built-in U2F support to Dropbox users on 7th Generation Core processors.
This integration targets a key problem for users looking to better protect their accounts: convenience. Even though two-step verification can protect against the majority of attacks on online accounts, many consider it too complex. Traditional two-step verification methods require USB keys, mobile authenticator apps, or text message codes in addition to passwords. But with our new integration, users signing in to the Dropbox website will be able to take advantage of security keys built into newer Intel Core processors. And that means stronger protection—minus the complexity.
Rick Echevarria, Vice President, Software and Services Group and General Manager, Platforms Security Division, at Intel says, “This collaboration makes security more convenient and accessible for Dropbox users on Intel PCs built with our 7th Generation Core processors. We appreciate our engagement with Dropbox who, like Intel, is focused on user experiences that balance security and ease-of-use on the PC.”
This feature will be available soon to Dropbox users on Intel 7th Generation Core processors. We’re excited to give our users yet another way to protect themselves from the threat of stolen passwords and credential theft attacks like phishing. And be sure to check out these 6 tips to help you to stay safe on the internet to better protect your online identity.