Time To Change Your Dropbox Password

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Dropbox logoIt's always a good idea to change your important passwords regularly. By doing so, you ensure that someone who may have previous discovered your password can no longer continue using it. Also, if someone previously discovered your password but has not started using it yet, they won't be able to start.

If you use a cloud storage account like OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox, this definitely counts as one of your important passwords so you need to change it regularly. Even if you really don't like the bother of changing passwords, doing so at least once a year will suffice.

Back in 2012, there was a rumour that Dropbox had been hacked and that a few million usernames and passwords had been taken. Recently, Dropbox has confirmed that some of those stolen passwords are now circulating on the internet. If you haven't changed your Dropbox password since 2012, you'll be automatically prompted to do so by Dropbox. But even if your password is less than 4 years old, it still makes sense to change it.

So if you're a Dropbox user, head to https://www.dropbox.com/account#security and choose a new password. Note that you only have to do this once, from one device or computer. All the other devices that are currently connected to your Dropbox account will still work, and continue to sync their files. The security page listed above will show you all the linked devices, so it's also a good idea to check that list and remove any that you no longer need or that you don't recognise.

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Personally, I got rid of "Dropbox" a long time ago, for the same reasons I ditched "facebook". But the main reason I came in here is to comment on "Rob's" contributions to what was once known as "Support Alert", now known as "Gizmo's Freeware" which is misleading because it is so much more than that.

I came in here to read "Rob's" article and after reading it the first thing I noticed is some nit wit's "one rating" of the article. I mean com'on; his articles at least rate a "three" for the time and effort he puts into them, and in many cases the research that goes into them before he writes them. Have I seen anyone else contributing? NO! But, time after time I come in here to see someone giving his articles the thumbs down.

I've found most of his articles informative, even if I'm not really interested in the program or topic he's writing about. I believe his effort deserves at least a three to start with. As for this article I believe we all need to be reminded from time to time about our passwords. And "Passwords" are something that do concern a large cross section of all the people who read these articles. While other articles may not be something that interests everyone that's no reason for a low rating. I think many of us lose track of what the rating system is for, not only here,. but across the NET.

If I wasn't a caretaker of handicapped/disabled, which consumes large chunks of my time, honestly just about all of my time, I'd be in here writing about different subjects of my limited knowledge so someone could give me a "one" rating. I'm sure my comment will get low ratings. Oh well. . . . . .

Hear, hear! Rob's posts are excellent and greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately all sites that allow comments attract their fair share of trolls and ignorami. :) MC - Site Manager.