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Dropbox Needs Certain Users to Change Their Passwords


Dropbox now is requires its users who registered its services before mid-2012 to make changes over their log-in passwords if they have never done so since then.

Its cloud storage service claimed it required its users to change their password in order to protect the accounts from being stolen. It has never attended to indicate the users that the accounts may have not been accessed.

Dropbox claimed that the reason why they took actions to need users to modify their log-in information was that there have been several old set of Dropbox user credential information, such as email addresses as well as salted passwords could be involved in an incident the company came across around the time.

In July 2012, Dropbox reported that some of its users’ log-in information were found to be stolen from other websites which are used by the victims to log on the accounts of Dropbox.

Dropbox started to take measures to solve the problems since there started to exist a list of famous social media resources runs into the same problem. The illegal actions seem to be capable to compromise different services.

Dropbox Business service were launched since 2007 by Dropbox to empower its users to store, access and share files easily from a variety of devices. This hottest service attracted over 500 million registered users, according to the report of Dropbox, with over 200,000 businesses and organizations starting to using Dropbox Business.


Users who logged in before 2012 and have never made changes over the passwords since then will be notified by Dropbox to change their passwords the next time they log in. Users are required to set a stronger password with the suggestion designed by Dropbox that measures its security level.

“If you don’t receive a prompt, you don’t need to do anything. However, for any of you who’ve used your Dropbox password on other sites, we recommend you change it on Dropbox and other services,” written by Patrick Heim, Dropbox’s head of trust and security at Dropbox, in a blog post Thursday.

Dropbox also strongly suggest users take advantage of two-factor authentication when they reset their passwords.

On Twitter, there are a great number of Dropbox users posted the emails they received from Dropbox about the password change issue.


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