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Dropbox Security - received a file from someone whose account was hacked.

Dropbox Security - received a file from someone whose account was hacked.

Tammy R
Explorer | Level 3

In the past couple weeks, I've received a Dropbox invitation to view a file from someone who is local.  I contacted them an they told me not to open it as their account had been hacked.  How easily can someone get into my Dropbox?  I have changed my password but is there something else I should be doing to fully secure my account?  Is this a big concern with Dropbox?

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Re: Dropbox Security

Mark
Super User II

Its no bigger an issue that any other online account or service - somebody with good passwords that are not reused on other sites and also with things like virus scanners, malware scanners etc. installed. 

 

You can also set up 2 factor authenticiation. https://help.dropbox.com/teams-admins/team-member/enable-two-step-verification


 


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Re: Dropbox Security

Mark
Super User II

Its no bigger an issue that any other online account or service - somebody with good passwords that are not reused on other sites and also with things like virus scanners, malware scanners etc. installed. 

 

You can also set up 2 factor authenticiation. https://help.dropbox.com/teams-admins/team-member/enable-two-step-verification


 


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Re: Dropbox Security

Tammy R
Explorer | Level 3

Thanks, Mark.  That's what I thought but figured I better ask.

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