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Old 7th February 2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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Hi, my business partners and I are thinking of sharing our files online. Is there additional security available for dropbox? I notice that once you download the it in your PC, you can view files easily. Not that secure, huh?

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Old 8th February 2015, 03:30 AM   #2
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Well, you can enable two step verification. You’ll have to enter both your password and a security code sent from your mobile phone. Even if someone else knows your Dropbox password, they won’t be able to log In without the time-sensitive code from your phone.

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Old 9th February 2015, 12:00 AM   #3
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Well, you can enable two step verification.
I agree. The thing is, nowadays, people are so smart that the strongest password you could ever think off still get hacked. Unfortunately, I got hacked just two weeks ago. Contacts were emailed deliberately and important personal files were gone. Lessons learned: Never ever open an email account somewhere not secured enough.

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Old 10th February 2015, 11:39 PM   #4
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Someone did tell me about 2-step verification, but don't you need to pay for that service with something like netskope? I think, though, that they are more for larger companies. We are a very small business-to-be, so I don't think this is applicable to us. Is there something like a "lock" or "protect" mode just like in excel perhaps?


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Old 7th March 2015, 09:39 AM   #5
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Maybe you should talk with technical support of dropbox? I think they have some ideas and answers for ya.

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Old 20th March 2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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Dropbox is good but I have been using Google Drive to share docs and collaborate on docs. It seems for universal to me.

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Old 15th April 2015, 09:54 AM   #7
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Someone did tell me about 2-step verification, but don't you need to pay for that service with something like netskope? I think, though, that they are more for larger companies. We are a very small business-to-be, so I don't think this is applicable to us. Is there something like a "lock" or "protect" mode just like in excel perhaps?
What is your concern? Do you want to secure the files on the server or on your hard drive?

For securing files on the server the 2 step verification is the best tool right now. It doesn't cost anything - you can use Google authenticator application, which is supported by Dropbox (and many other services) and works like a charm. I've been using it for years to my total satisfaction.

As for securing the files on your hard drive, you can use 1) the standard encryption built in Windows (but I think you have to have the Ultimate edition) or 2) a third party application such as TrueCrypt.

There are various solutions and their settings depend on what you're trying to accomplish.

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Old 21st April 2015, 06:14 PM   #8
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You can consider anything you put in your Dropbox folder to be safe.
But on the other hand, everything can be hacked. So if you have any sensitive data that shouldn't be exposed just don't put it on the Internet. At all.

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