News sources report that cloud file storage company Dropbox has strengthened its security profile with two factor authentication for clients.
Dropbox has had several high profile security snafus including when they publicly disclosed that all of its users’ files were accessible publicly for nearly four hours due to a bug in the company’s authentication mechanism. During that time, anyone could access a Dropbox account without using the correct credentials. Another security hole was discovered in Dropbox’s iPhone app, which allowed anyone with physical access a phone to copy the login credentials.
The beta offering will require a code sent to a cell phone to be entered to link a new device or access the files from the website. Early adopters have suggested that the feature is not quite ready for mass consumption. Users that want to take advantage of Dropbox’s two-factor authentication need to click-through a special opt-in link.
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