The persistent rumour of a massive Dropbox hack has finally been confirmed — and the details aren't good. Independent analysis has revealed that over 68 million Dropbox user names and passwords are freely available on the internet. If you didn't do it already, you really need to reset your password.
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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.
For almost a decade, Dropbox has been one of the most reliable and popular file storage services on the planet. When you compare it to other options like Google Drive and iCloud, Dropbox manages to strike the right balance between being super intuitive and easy to use. It can also do a lot more than just store your files. Here are 10 tricks that will make you a Dropbox master.
If Google is obsessed with compression, you can count on the likes of Dropbox having a thing for it too. Driven by the need to store petabytes of user data in the most efficient way possible, the cloud storage company has come up with its own lossless JPEG compressor that can shave over 20 per cent off file sizes.
With competition heating up in the cloud storage market, Dropbox has stepped up its game and added a swathe of new tools that will help business users work better. Some of the features include document scanning through the Dropbox mobile app and version history preview to assist in file recovery. Read on to find out more.
April saw Dropbox announce "Project Infinite", a "new technology" from the company designed to more closely integrate its cloud storage platform with customer systems. This week Dropbox revealed that Project Infinite is implemented as a kernel extension on OS X, dooming it immediately with IT admins everywhere.
Dropbox's desktop app is great for accessing files stored in its cloud storage service with ease but there was always one problem: files that are synced on your desktop used local disk space. Once that space was exhausted, files would cease to sync. Dropbox has created a solution to solve this issue called Project Infinite. Here's what you need to know.