in 2012, Dropbox had a breach which resulted in 68 million of user’s accounts being stolen and leaked online. Dropbox was aware of this back in 2012 but failed to inform its customers.

Whats at risk?

The risk to your personal files is one thing Also any account information you used to open the account such as name, address, email address, credit card information etc. A deeper danger is that your account would be used to store illegal content such as pirated software and movies, child pornography, etc and distribute it to others. This is the very real possibility with Dropbox.

Who is at risk?

The easiest way to find out if you have been breached, is to browse over to Have I been pwned.

Enter your email address in that you used to open your Dropbox account and it will let you know if it was one of the ones stolen. It will also tell you if any other online sites you might use have been hacked and if your account is one of them.

What do you need to do?

Change your password ASAP. Also, you might want to consider two stage authentication. The way this works is that when you attempt to login to Dropbox online, it will send your phone a text message with a code. You enter that code into the Dropbox website at login and you will be allowed to proceed. This process make sit much harder for hackers to breech your account.

 

Changing your Dropbox password

(You can refer to the official Dropbox page here. )

 

Go ahead and go to the Dropbox website and login.

Once you have logged in, look at the top right hand coerner and click on your name. In the menu that appears, click on Settings.

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In the Settings menu, click on the Security tab.

 

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Once on the Security tab, click on the Change Password link and you will be taken to the page to change your login password. That’s it.

 

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