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Dropbox Security Alert

October 16, 2014 » News

An anonymous hacker has claimed to have leaked a few hundred usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts. While the claims have been met with widespread skepticism, if you use this file hosting service, now would be a good time to change your password, for Dropbox and on any other site where you’ve used the same credentials.

db-iconThe company claims the information has all expired, but still recommends that you take precautions by changing your password at this time. They have since released a statement saying,

“Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures in place to detect suspicious login activity and we automatically reset passwords when it happens.”

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