Protecting company data can be an intimidating task. With hackers constantly inventing new schemes, and every colleague a potential target, it’s no wonder that cybersecurity hiring has ramped up over the last several years. The reality, however, is that most successful attacks aren’t technically sophisticated—instead, they exploit common human errors. With this in mind, we compiled a list of simple security tips that anyone can understand and put into practice.
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.
Since our original post, there have been many reports about the exposure of 68 million Dropbox credentials from 2012. The list of email addresses with hashed and salted passwords is real, however we have no indication that Dropbox user accounts have been improperly accessed. We’re very sorry this happened and would like to clear up what’s going on.
Today is Safer Internet Day, and we’re taking the opportunity to promote responsible use of online technology. Everyone can do their part to make the internet a safer place. To help, we’ve put together this list of the most important steps you can take to safeguard your data in the cloud.
Making sure only you can access your account is an important part of keeping Dropbox safe. Today, we’re adding Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security keys as an additional method for two-step verification, giving you stronger authentication protection.
Keeping your information safe and secure is a top priority for us at Dropbox, and we think it’s important to keep you informed about how we do that. So while we share all of our big security updates with you as they happen, we know some folks want an even closer look. That’s why we put together this PDF, so you can dig even deeper into our work to protect your stuff in 2014.
We value the confidence you’ve put in us and take the responsibility of protecting your information very seriously.