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#1 R. Mansfield

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 10:39 PM

According to multiple reports being posted on the Internet tonight, there may have been a massive security breach with Dropbox resulting in anywhere from hundreds of passwords that have already been publicly exposed to the threat of millions to come. 

 

Since many Accordance users use Dropbox for syncing between the desktop and mobile versions, I would strongly urge changing your password immediately. And if you use the same password in Dropbox that you use elsewhere, change the password for those other services as well. 

 

For more information:

http://thenextweb.co...e-alleged-hack/

 

http://gizmodo.com/c...user-1645981610

 

http://arstechnica.c...arently-leaked/


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 11:23 PM

This is also a good time to suggest using 2-factor authentication, which means that Dropbox will send a number code to your phone when you try to log in. This would prevent someone from logging into your account even if they stole your password unless they also managed to steal your phone. If you keep anything particularly sensitive in your dropbox account, you should enable this.


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 12:08 AM

Thanks for the heads-up.


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:28 AM

Thanks, Rick.  Changed my password, and went ahead and enabled the two-step authentication.  Thanks, Jonathan.


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#5 R. Mansfield

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:41 AM

The official word from Dropbox is that they were not hacked. See http://techcrunch.co...opbox-pastebin/

 

However, this revelation came on the heels of Dropbox losing a number of people's data yesterday, so they are in heavy defensive mode regardless. 

 

And since it's good to change passwords regularly anyway, it seems to me that changing passwords even if there's been rumor of a hack is a good idea.


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#6 Gabrielchua

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 04:16 AM

If you use the same email address & password on other web sites (accordance, amazon, etc), suggest change those as well.

Hackers are getting smarter.

Cheers.






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