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Is data in Dropbox safe from web Crawler Search Engines?

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Data kept in supposedly secure, (password protected), sections of a website are trawled by Crawler Search Engines and can be viewed simply by interrogating the Search Engine, (say, Google), and via the keywords one is then taken into the password protected area, without using any password. Is Dropbox safe from this method of access to the data kept on Dropbox?

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Re: Is data in Dropbox safe from web Crawler Search Engines?

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A caveat to Roberts answer is that if you have shared links and someone has posted the link to that shared link somewhere public, then Google will probably find it and index that shared link. This is proper behaviour since shared links are public - if you have a Pro account, you can add passwords to shared links and this will prevent Google from indexing it.

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Thanks a lot. Food for thought, I think.

 

 

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