After experiencing unauthorised access to some of its users accounts back in July, Dropbox has this week started beta testing a new two-step authentication, increasing security for users.
The new Dropbox two-step authentication allows you to add your devices to a whitelist for access to your Dropbox account and files, reducing the likely hood of your account being hacked and your files being compromised.
To try out the new Dropbox two-step authentication for yourself, installed the latest beta version Dropbox 1.5.12 version, and then Sign into Dropbox and visit the security page to enable the two-factor authentication service in the bottom right of the screen.
Once enabled within Dropbox you will then receive unique access codes via SMS, or via an app that uses Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP). Dropbox will be rolling out the new two-step authentication feature to allow users over the coming weeks.
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