Dropbox Is Not Safe Anymore

If any of you tried to login to dropbox account using wrong password yesterday, you might have found this problem. Dropbox was allowing users to log into accounts using any password.

In other words, you are able to access to any account as long as you know the email address!

Oh my god, I have been trusted with Dropbox. This news disapointed me. I need to reconsider whether to store important data in it.

Dropbox admitted the security bug in their blog post. The company announced that “much less than 1 percent” of users logged in during that period of the incident (1:54PM PDT to 5:46PM PDT). All sessions are now logged out as a security measure. Users who were impacted will be notified.

The company has been growing strong and is said to have a valuation of $1.5 billion. But if users start to worry about safeness of storing their documents in Dropbox, the growth will be adversely affected.

Previously, there were critics such that some of the employees at the company has administrative privileges to view user files. Well, that doesn’t matter for most of the people. But now an authentication bug that allow everyone online to see my precious documents?  No way.

 

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