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Developers hack Dropbox, show how to access to user data

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posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 01:57 PM
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Just finished reading this article from Computerworld.com and thought it was some really interesting stuff; hopefully it doesnt result in a lot of other things being exploited in the near future... I.E. Windows 8.


"Two developers have cracked Dropbox's security, even intercepting SSL data from its servers and bypassing the cloud storage provider's two-factor authentication, according to a paper they published at USENIX 2013.

'These techniques are generic enough and we believe would aid in future software development, testing and security research," the paper says in its abstract.'"

Developers hack dropbox




posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:46 PM
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Hi OS users.

I am in Linux, but it is not important for the subject here.

What I CAN NOT believe is that anybody would use anything like
the "cloud" stuff !!!???
You can NOT trust your stuff to any exterior entity or person !!
They are way too arrogant, ignorant, lazy and careless and. . .whatever !! B-)

I do not even let my emails on my server ! !
I download everything, using POP, and take care of it OFFLINE !!
I later upload the answers, that are deleted after delivery. . .

Blue skies.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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I do not even let my emails on my server ! !
I download everything, using POP, and take care of it OFFLINE !!
I later upload the answers, that are deleted after delivery. . .


I do this same but the data still passes through the mail servers and can be captured. Does help with the random hacking access though.



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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DropBox replied...



We appreciate the contributions of these researchers and everyone who helps keep Dropbox safe. However, we believe this research does not present a vulnerability in the Dropbox client. In the case outlined here, the user’s computer would first need to have been compromised in such a way that it would leave the entire computer, not just the user's Dropbox, open to attacks across the board.


So, I think you're safe unless you feel your computer has been comprimised in some way. Still, I think it's wise to keep sensitive information off the "cloud".



posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Dropbox is a very useful tool in many applications.

I use it to share files for various projects with other people and so that I can access them from different locations.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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I don't use dropbox I was simply linking the information up on ATS




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