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Can a password be hacked by brute force

Can a password be hacked by brute force

Raiden
Explorer | Level 3

Hi Everyone.

 

I wonder if a dropbox account password can be easily hack by brute force?

After several attemps, does dropbox warns us? Block the account?

 

thanks for your help.

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Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Walter
Dropboxer

Hi @Raiden; thanks for posting on our Community!

 

To directly get to the chase, yes, in the case of a brute force attack as you put it, the account will get blocked (and will give an error upon a login attempt) due to rate limiting and will be reset after 24 hours. 

 

In any case, we'd recommend using a secure password or even two step authentication which adds an extra layer of security to your account. 

 

I hope this information helps! 


Walter
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Raiden
Explorer | Level 3
Thanks for the reply.
Can you tell me when Dropbox started sending emails for new connection?

Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Walter
Dropboxer

Are you referring to notifications about a new login via a web browser @Raiden?


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Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Raiden
Explorer | Level 3
Yes, the notification that Dropbox send by email everytime there a connection to a new web browser

Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Rich
Super User II

@Raiden wrote:
Yes, the notification that Dropbox send by email everytime there a connection to a new web browser

As mentioned in your previous thread with this question, Dropbox has been sending such notifications for years.

Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Raiden
Explorer | Level 3
Thanks mate, I just wanted to have an exact date from Dropbox.

Regards

Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Rich
Super User II

@Raiden wrote:
Thanks mate, I just wanted to have an exact date from Dropbox.

Considering how long it's been, it's unlikely that they can provide an exact date. One of my accounts was created in 2017, and it was receiving the notifications from the time it was created.

Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Raiden
Explorer | Level 3
Thanks for letting me know 🙂

At least a year perhaps.

Re: Can a password be hacked by brute force

Raiden
Explorer | Level 3

Also, I would love to know why the connection history in my account only start from january 2020.

they dont save connection history older than a year?

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