Tuesday, July 31, 2012

PSA: Dropbox Reports on Customer Spam/Hacking Complaints

See Dropbox's Blog Post http://blog.dropbox.com/index.php/security-update-new-features/ for the full story.

Short version, they say one Dropbox employee account was compromised, and that user emails were available because of that.

Also that some people are using password on multiple sites, and some of those passwords were Hacked from other sites. 

They say they will be improving security, and list a few of the improvements, Two Factor Authentication being the most useful IMO.

For those looking for deeper understanding on (good strong)passwords, see Steve Gibson's Haystacks & Needles (Understanding Passwords).

For more about Hacking or Cracking Passwords, see "Lessons Learned from Cracking 2 Million LinkedIn Passwords".

You can also see all my posts about Passwords or Hacking, by clicking on the Labels Passwords or Hacking respectively, Labels can be found at bottom left of every Blog post, and selected Labels can be found in the cloud at left side of Blog.

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