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Dropbox beefs up security with two-step verification

Dropbox beefs up security with two-step verification

The cloud can be very useful, but we've been reminded lately that it may not be the most secure way to store data. Last month, cloud storage service Dropbox revealed that it had been hacked, and a "small number" of account email addresses and passwords were taken during the incident. At the time, the folks at Dropbox said that new security features would be coming soon, including two-step verification. That day has arrived, as Dropbox has rolled out two-step verification to give users an extra layer of protection against the more unsavory people of the world.

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Dropbox hack confirmed while company assures renewed security

Dropbox hack confirmed while company assures renewed security

It's time to double-down the locks on the Dropbox factory as today the company confirms that there was indeed a break-in and that a "small number" of account names and passwords have been stolen. This news comes after several hundred users reported spam being delivered to email addresses only associated otherwise with Dropbox, this thusly meaning that the Dropbox forums and/or larger database had been broken into. Dropbox today is confirming the attack and is making sure it never happens again.

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Dropbox hires outside experts to investigate reports of spam

Dropbox hires outside experts to investigate reports of spam

Dropbox has received a bunch of reports from users claiming that their accounts had been attacked by spam yesterday. The biggest worry now is that an address leak on Dropbox's part may be to blame, considering many of the targeted users had only set up unique and private email addresses only to be used with a Dropbox account. Dropbox has since announced that it had hired a group of outside experts to investigate the possible security breach.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note to add Dropbox and Wi-fi calls

T-Mobile Galaxy Note to add Dropbox and Wi-fi calls

This week the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note has been revealed with a bow on it, showing off its own unique selection of carrier-added apps and the same fabulous S-Pen as the original. This device has been released internationally as well as on AT&T's 4G LTE network, while this newest release, set for later this summer, will be coming with T-Mobile's 4G - that being HSPA+, not quite LTE. T-Mobile has announced that this device will be popping up with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box in "the coming weeks" with a specific date showing its face much sooner than that.

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Dropbox Pro 500GB plans revealed for heavy hitters

Dropbox Pro 500GB plans revealed for heavy hitters

There's a whole lot of expansion going on in the world of online storage, and this week Dropbox is amping up their storage space for Pro users by 2x and 5x depending on what size account they've got. Prices are going to remain rather similar, with current 50GB and 100GB size prices applying to 100GB and 200GB boxes respectively. A brand new 500GB plan is being introduced as well, with current Dropbox Pro users receiving an upgrade to this new much larger size automatically, for free!

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BitTorrent site Boxopus blocked from Dropbox APIs

BitTorrent site Boxopus blocked from Dropbox APIs

Law enforcement, Hollywood, and music companies are all waging war on anyone they think may have something to do with digital piracy. Much of the focus over piracy is being placed on BitTorrent sites and on cloud-based storage sites. So far, cloud storage site Dropbox has managed to stay pretty much out of the piracy line of fire, and it wants to stay that way.

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Dropbox confirms Public Folder phase-out

Dropbox confirms Public Folder phase-out

Dropbox has confirmed that it will be ending public folder support from the beginning of August, though the change will only impact new accounts and new public shares. "After July 31, 2012, we will no longer create Public folders in any new Dropbox accounts" the company said today, having emailed developers with the news last night. "Public folders in existing accounts, however, will continue to function as before."

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Dropbox for iOS update adds automatic pic upload and more

Dropbox for iOS update adds automatic pic upload and more

Dropbox updated the iOS version of its application to 1.5 recently and added some new features that users should enjoy. The update brings, most notably, automatic uploads of photographs and videos in the camera roll over Wi-Fi and mobile data connections. That is a feature Android users have had for a while that has likely made a few iPhone users jealous.

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AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S III ditch 48GB Dropbox promo

AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S III ditch 48GB Dropbox promo

Samsung may have dug in its heels and refused to carrier-customize the Galaxy S III in the US, but differences in availability of the free 48GB Dropbox promotion show not all phones are created equal. While two years of free storage through Dropbox was announced alongside the Galaxy S III originally, it seems not all carriers have decided to take part. "Select carriers have opted-out of the promotion on phones otherwise eligible" Dropbox writes in its customer support pages on the promotion. "Unfortunately, AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating."

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Dropbox Ice Cream Sandwich update adds video streaming

Dropbox Ice Cream Sandwich update adds video streaming

One of the pioneers of cloud-based file storage solutions has just rolled out an update for anyone using an Android device with version 4.0 or higher (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich). The new update to the service's Android app adds the ability to stream videos that are stored in your Dropbox account. A variety of file formats are supported.

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