We take lots of measures to help keep your files safe when they’re being sent or stored: From SSL, to HSTS, to certificate pinning, and perfect forward secrecy. And while we’re taking these steps, here are a few you can take to ensure you’re safely transmitting your important information online — like photos, usernames and passwords or bank information — on or off of Dropbox.
Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.
We want to encourage everyone to be proactive about their security online. That’s why we’re supporting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by sharing simple steps you can take to protect your accounts.
If creativity is in your DNA, Dropbox is the perfect place to bring it to life. And with Dropbox-connected apps, there are plenty of ways to express yourself. You can easily connect Dropbox and access your stuff in over 300,000 apps — for everything from note-taking to painting to photo retouching. Here are a few apps to get your creative juices flowing.
Even if a website or app has strong security controls, your online accounts can become vulnerable to attack if you reuse passwords or have weak passwords. That’s why we strongly recommend turning on two-step verification for Dropbox and other sites that support it. Here’s how.
We’re always listening and looking for ways to make Dropbox fit more seamlessly into how you work — no matter which device you’re on. Exporting Dropbox files to an external SD card has been one of our most-requested Android features, which is why we’re excited that it’s part of our latest Dropbox for Android release, available for all versions of Android.