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Experimental Dropbox build brings two-factor authentication

The popular cloud storage service promised two-factor authentication when its security was compromised last month. Now, users can download an experimental build with the new tech enabled.

The popular cloud storage service promised two-factor authentication when its security was compromised last month. Now, users can download an experimental build with the new tech enabled.

The build, available on Windows, Mac and Linux, adds in the second step of sending a security code by SMS to your mobile phone, or generating a code via an authenticator app, in order to access your account. A rescue code is supplied in case things go wonky, and Google Authenticator is able to be used. Companies like Google and Blizzard have long offered two-factor authentication for their services.

It should be noted that the build is still experimental, and a few people in the comments thread on Dropbox's website are having some troubles, so we wouldn't suggest installing this if you keep anything of worth in your Dropbox — wait until the feature hits the stable build first.