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How is a shared link better than a passworded file?

How is a shared link better than a passworded file?

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How is sending a dropbox link via email to someone different from sending a password to a file to that same person?

if the email containing the link is hacked, then the file could be accessed by the hacker.  

How does encryption help when a link is emailed?

 

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Re: File security

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Hi @emuntasser, thanks for taking the time to message us!

 

If someone finds out the URL for a shared link itself, assuming there's no link permissions on it, then it can be accessed from the browser by any user.

 

Depending on your Dropbox plan, you can add a password to the shared link, so the link won't preview without the password itself.

 

If you need any more details, feel free to message back!


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