6 rules to provide security a Dropbox

6 rules for dropbox securityDropbox is becoming a very important service in the lives of bloggers: a comfortable way to store business documents, personal memories and so on, being able to access them at any time from any device equipped with an Internet connection.
For this reason, the legendary "blue box" has gained the attention of attackers, which is now often attempt to violate the accounts of users bypassing security measures do not always impeccable of this service. So how do you protect yourself? How to increase the security of Dropbox without sacrificing your comfort?
We try to respond immediately with 6 simple rules of common sense that everyone should practice. Please read, and if there is something in the daily use of the service missed a few, remedied immediately. Your privacy will thank you!
  1. Use two-factor authentication - a few months ago Dropbox also introduced two-factor authentication, which associates a security code to be received on the mobile phone to the classic password to access the service. Everyone can turn making life more complicated for attackers who want to groped to access your account without your permission.
  2. Control devices and sessions active on the account - going in "Settings> Security" panel Web Dropbox, you can view a list of all devices (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) allowed to access your account and all active sessions. If there are devices which are no longer in use, it is advisable to disconnect from your account. If sessions are "suspicious", either stop immediately and change the password (it may have been compromised).
  3. Enable email notification - By default, Dropbox sends email notifications when a new device or a new application is linked to the account. It is a good idea to check from time to time that this feature has been disabled by some hacker managed to get into service. The options for the notification can be found in the Web Panel to Dropbox, section "Settings> Security."
  4. Check applications connected account - now more and more online services, software and apps for mobile devices that require access to Dropbox to save documents in the latter. By going to the Web service panel (under "Settings> My Applications"), you can take a look at the complete list of applications that can access Dropbox, having the ability to disable those no longer in use or "suspicious".
  5. Use a unique password - this rule applies not only to Dropbox but also to any other online service or program: Never use the same password on multiple fronts. Create a unique password for each account is not impossible.
  6. Encrypt data in Dropbox -  if you usually accommodate of critical data on Dropbox (eg receipts, payments, documents with your personal data, etc..), you should seriously consider the possibility to encrypt the contents of your "blue box" using one of the many software suitable for this purpose. We recommend TrueCrypt, for which we have also prepared a video tutorial last year.


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