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Windows 7: Brief Dropbox Error Allowed Access to Anyone's Account

21 Jun 2011   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Brief Dropbox Error Allowed Access to Anyone's Account

A little snafu over at Dropbox HQ has served to remind us how imperfect the cloud still is for storage of all our personal data. Over the weekend, an observant user noticed that following a password change, he was able to log into his cloud storage account with any password at all, even if it was just one letter long. Weird, right? Well it turns out it wasn’t just him. Anyone could log into any Dropbox with any password....
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21 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Brutal. I have a friend that swears by dropbox, I am old school. Can't see myself ever using cloud storage, too paranoid.
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