Here’s Why You Need to Change Your Dropbox Password Now
Dropbox is making users reset old passwords, but it says it hasn’t been hacked. The Company is forcing users with old Dropbox password to change them.
The file-hosting company announced in a blog post that as a “preventative measure“. It is prompting anyone with a password that hasn’t changed since mid-2012 to change it.
There is, Dropbox says,
“No indication that your account has been improperly accessed.”
Then why they’re forcing the users to change old Dropbox Password?
Well back in 2012, Dropbox disclosed that someone had managed to gain unauthorized access to the account of a Dropbox employee (because the employee had reused a password from another site that had been hacked).
On his account, the company said at the time, was a “project document with user email addresses” — and this was subsequently used to spam Dropbox users.
Meanwhile the moral of the story is if you have something important you better don’t keep it online. Dropbox sent out notifications last week to all users who had not changed their passwords since 2012.
The company had around 100m customers at the time, meaning the data dump represents over two-thirds of its user accounts. At the time Dropbox practiced good user data security practice, encrypting the passwords and appears to have been in the process of upgrading the encryption from the SHA1 standard to a more secure standard called bcrypt.
We aren’t sure what’s going to happen. What we can say only– Stay Safe, Stay Happy!!
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