Dropbox Security Breach

A few days ago there were rumors of a huge security breach with Dropbox accounts. It’s unclear to me whether or not this was as huge a breach as was reported, and it seems like Dropbox has been really on top of addressing it. And it also seems like the breach wasn’t directly within Dropbox, but rather it involved other sites and apps that link to Dropbox.

Dropbox Security Breach

Dropbox Logo

There’s a site you can use to check to see whether or not your Dropbox accounts was one of those that was affected bu the breach, and while you’re there you can add your email to be notified in the future of additioanal breaches that may arise.

Here’s the link to the site where you can check your account with Dropbox

Here’s a link to more information about the site developer for the link above

Troy Hunt is the developer of the website for checking security breaches. He uses the term Pwned which, when I Googled it means this:

Pwned
Pwn: from the verb own, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer, compromise or control. As you may know, pwn is a typo for “own.” In the context of a game, “own” is slang for “completely defeat the opponent; win by a large margin.”

 

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