Dropbox 2-Step Verification

After the recent hacks that Mat Honan experienced, it seems that some companies have taken those extra steps to protecting your content.

For a while now, Google has had in place an extra layer of security called 2-Step Verification which as it suggests, creates 2 steps that must be completed to verify your logins.

{% blockquote Google Support http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=180744 %} In addition to your username and password, you'll enter a code that Google will send you via text or voice message upon signing in.
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Now Dropbox has got in on the action, which is most definitely a good thing! If you're like me and use the fantastic 1Password application, you'll know that you have the choice of syncing to your Dropbox which of course could always be hacked and then you've just practically given away all of your data.

After two days of external beta testing, Dropbox has released the feature to every user on their service. Another thing which is insanely awesome is that there is no need for any extra applications to be installed on your phone etc, you can just use Google Authenticator Android, iOS and go from there.

I use Dropbox to automatically backup my iPhones camera roll, then I import into iPhoto. My music is stored via iTunes Match so that's always available. Plus I have code backups, public uploads, my blog is synced to Dropbox plus a lot more. I can live if I lost everything, my life isn't in the cloud, but I'd be annoyed.

What do you use Dropbox for, and are you happy to see a big company like Dropbox taking the next step?


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