Dropbox Mobile Apps Are Less Secure Than The Desktop Utility

You may want to avoid using Dropbox's mobile app If you sync sensitive data with your Dropbox account — particularly when you're connected to a public Wi-Fi network. Instead of using the considerably more secure HTTPS to transmit file metadata (like the desktop app), Dropbox Mobile sends data unencrypted over an HTTP connection.

According to Dropbox, this is due to performance considerations and may change in the future. For now, it's something you may want to keep in mind. [Grepular]


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    The headline says desktop app, but laptops and netbooks also use these 'non-mobile' clients. Someone needs to invent a better term.

    This really shits me, it should at least be an option.

    While at starbucks today (i like their hot chocolates with whipped cream and choc sauce) i was using teamviewer on my iPhone to my laptop back home, and started wondering if it used a fully encrypted connection.

    But mobile devices have a greater need for encrypted communications. Perhaps iOS needs a red spinner for unencrypted communications and green for secure so we can tell and then stop using insecure apps.

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