After the recent Dropbox Security breach this past July, Dropbox released a 2-step login process to help further protect users from sneaky hackers. The process is a little complicated, and is still considered to be in “beta” mode, but it’s a nice breath of fresh air after the scrutiny from the outraged public after the hack.
So what’s the process? According to Mathew Schwartz at InformationWeek, it’s a series of codes that are sent to your phone, and then entered back into Dropbox - and then another code if you lose your phone, etc. etc. Tedious as it is, the Cloud giant is making an effort to clear the smoke and wipe away any bad press.
Users of the new 2-step login process, however, are still skeptical and a little confused by it. There’s no 2-step process for Dropbox.com login, or mobile app usage – meaning that the process is really only helpful for the desktop version.
All is not lost, though. If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re one of the smart ones who have already decided to take the extra step necessary to begin encrypting your Cloud files. Even in the event of a hack, Viivo knows that that person isn’t supposed to be there, and immediately locks the files you’ve chosen to protect and share through Viivo.
We’re not saying that the new 2-step process isn’t a good idea – but perhaps it’s time to consider supplementing that process with the option to Cloud in Confidence.