Dropbox Users: Protect Your Account with Two-Factor Authentication

Dropbox is easily one of my absolutely essential apps. I use it every day, and increasingly it’s home to personal information like travel plans, photos and draft blog posts/articles. What used to be a little service I used to store a PDF or two has become a cornerstone of my daily workflow.

Like every other important technology asset (email, critical websites, web apps), security shouldn’t be taken lightly with Dropbox. To that end, if you are a Dropbox user, I strongly recommend enabling two-factor authentication for your account. What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication combines your password with an additional one-time-use security code—typically sent to your cellphone via a text message—that you need to enter in order to log in. This makes it more difficult for someone to break into your account if they get ahold of your username and password.

Do what I did: login to your Dropbox account, select your username in the upper right corner, then hit Settings. From there, hit the Security tab, and under Account sign in, look for Two-step verification. Click Enable. Boom. Done.

Do this. You won’t be sorry.


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