Good news for the Dropbox users!! Dropbox users can now enable 2-step verification to secure their Dropbox accounts. Two-step verification is an optional but highly recommended security feature that adds an extra layer of protection to a Dropbox account. Once enabled, Dropbox will require a six-digit security code in addition to the password whenever the account user sign in to Dropbox or link a new computer, phone, or tablet.
In two step verification, users will be provided with a six digit code sent to them via text to enable secure login. The smartphones users (Android, BlackBerry, iOS or Windows Phone) can download the Authenticator app to generate the time-sensitive codes locally on their Smartphones.
You can enable the two-step verification by following these steps:
- Sign in to the Dropbox website (if you haven’t already).
- Click on your name from the upper-right of any page to open your account menu.
- Click Settings from the account menu and select the Security tab.
- Under the Account sign in section, next to Two-step verification, toggle (change).
- Enter your password
- Choose whether you would like to receive the security code via text message or mobile app
- If you have opted for Use Text Message, then it will ask for the phone number where you’d like to receive text messages
- If you have opted for Use Mobile App, then it will ask you to configure an authenticator app
In addition, Dropbox will also provide you special 16-digit backup code for emergency purpose (If you ever lose your phone or cannot receive or generate a security code).
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