Dropbox Will Make You Change Your Password If You Haven’t Since 2012

Dropbox Will Make You Change Your Password If You Haven’t Since 2012

If you’ve been using Dropbox for over four years and you haven’t changed your password since then, then two things are true. One, you haven’t been reading Lifehacker very long. More importantly, two: Dropbox is about to make you change it.

The company is currently sending out emails to users with accounts older than 2012. For those who don’t recall, back in 2012 Dropbox reported that leaked usernames and passwords from other sites were used to login to some Dropbox accounts. Now, the company has found some more accounts related to that list. As a safety measure, the company is simply advising that everyone with accounts older than the hack change their passwords.

Once again, this highlights some basic password safety everyone should follow. Specifically:

If you get Dropbox’s email, you should change your password immediately. If you don’t, it still probably couldn’t hurt but it might not be necessary. As always, use good security habits and hopefully your stuff won’t be stolen.

I’m being asked to create a new password on dropbox.com — why, and what should I do? [Dropbox]

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.