Hackers say they've stolen millions of Dropbox passwords, though the company says it wasn't hacked. Either way, now may be a good time to update your password.
Another day. Another hack.
On Monday, a group of hackers claimed to have stolen the login information for almost 7 million Dropbox users, threatening to release the password details unless they're paid a ransom. Dropbox, meanwhile, claims that it was not hacked and that the passwords were actually stolen from third-party services and used to try to gain access to accounts on its online file storage site.
Dropbox has already reportedly forced a password reset for the affected accounts, according to The Next Web. But just to be on the safe side, those of you who use Dropbox may want to change your password at this point. And here's how...
What if you've forgotten your password?
If you really want to be on the safe-and-secure side, you can enable two-step verification. This process requires you to enter your password and a security code sent to your mobile phone each time you wish to log into Dropbox.
From this point on, you would need to enter a security code sent to your mobile phone anytime you log into Dropbox or link to it from a new device. But the security code process doesn't kick in if you select the option to Remember Me when you log into your account.
Yeah, I know. All of that sounds like a major pain in the butt. But password changes and two-step verification are becoming a greater necessity in today's tech world where more websites find themselves hacked every day. The choice is ultimately up to you, though, on where to draw the line between security and convenience when it comes to accessing your favorite websites and online accounts.