There are a lot of benefits to working from home that we’ve already explored, from improved sleep to more efficient work schedules, but it also means for the first time a lot of us are working in a physical space alone. That makes security a little different - there may be fewer people who have physical access to your machine, but that doesn’t mean you can be too relaxed about your security. Without a helpful IT genius who can drop by your desk to help you sidestep your forgotten password, you could be tempted to reuse your passwords or make them easier to remember. Don’t do it. Right now is the perfect time to set up Dropbox Passwords.
What is Dropbox Passwords?
Dropbox Passwords is a password manager that syncs across your devices. It lets you seamlessly sign in to websites and apps by storing your passwords securely. The app remembers your usernames and passwords on all your devices—so you don’t have to.
Dropbox Passwords provides enhanced security by allowing you to:
Create secure, strong passwords that sync across your devices
Lock the Passwords app automatically after inactivity or whenever your device is locked
Unlock the Passwords app with Face ID or Touch ID on your iOS devices or fingerprint scanner on your Android devices
You can also protect your entire Dropbox account(including Passwords) with two-factor authentication. Additionally, zero-knowledge encryption means that only you can access your passwords. You can learn more about this here.
What about unique passwords?
We all know we’re supposed to have unique passwords but, let’s be honest, no one has that kind of creativity and memory, so if you don’t have unique passwords for each and every service. Don’t worry, Dropbox Passwords can create and store unique passwords as you sign up for new online accounts. You can update existing passwords to be unique, and easily update or reset passwords whenever you need to.
Who can use Dropbox Passwords?
Passwords is available on Dropbox Plus and Dropbox Professional and in beta on Dropbox Business Standard and Dropbox Business Advanced, so check out the different plan options here.