(The Hosting News) – Following a reported hack occurring in July, popular cloud storage provider Dropbox has beefed up its security standards, most recently initiating a two-step verification requirement to its system.
The company detailed how it was headed towards the measure via its blog last week. “Two-step verification adds an extra layer of protection to your account by requiring an additional security code that is sent to your phone by text message or generated using a mobile authenticator app,” the cloud storage provider stated at the time.
The hack attack was made apparent when Dropbox users noticed spam in their email inboxes related to something called “Euro Dice” and “EU Dice.” The company was initially unable to verify any intrusions into their network, but later admitted that Dropbox usernames and passes had been stolen via “other websites.”
A report from Gizmodo.com urged users to turn on the two-step verification standard. “In practice, it works pretty much like Google’s version of the same tech. When you log on, you’ll be prompted to enter a limited-time one-use password you can get either by text, or by an app like Google Authenticator. Should you lose your phone, you also get a one-time use backup code, but only one, so think about where you put it,” commented Eric Limer via Gizmodo’s report.
Users can enable the security standard via their account sign in pages. Dropbox is noted for letting users store media like videos, music, documents and more for free. Just last week, the provider announced a new link platform to share their storage resources.