Is dropbox secure? Dropbox has revolutionized the way people share and store files in the internet. In this age when people have multiple devices to access the internet, dropbox plays an integral role in syncing the files and data. But Is dropbox secure? Is Dropbox safe? Here is the answer to these questions.
What is Dropbox?
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Dropbox is a wonderful online tool which every internet user should be having. It is a way of securely making all your documents and files available anywhere you go without the need of carrying it with you. Suppose you are using an office computer and a laptop at home and an iphone. By installing the free Dropbox software you will be able to access it from all three of your devices without physically sending it across. You just need to drag and drop the files you need to be available to a Dropbox folder. It is as simple as that.
Here is a video which explains how Dropbox works.
Dropbox is more than file sharing. Dropbox is secure file sharing.
If you thought that Dropbox is just another way of sharing your files, then you are wrong. Till date none of the file sharing software gives the flexibility and features that Dropbox provides. The best thing for me is that if I copy something to a Dropbox folder, it will not only be synced with all my computers and mobile devices, it will also be backed up in an online location from which I can access it from literally any computer which is connected to the internet.
Is Dropbox Secure?
Dropbox is 100% secure. First of all you need a user id and password to login to Dropbox. A person from outside your network will not be able to see what is in your private folder. You also have the option to put the files which you want to openly share to a public folder. In fact Dropbox uses the same secure methods as banks and other military organizations to secure your data. So, yes Dropbox is secure. The transmission of data occurs over encrypted channel (SSL) and the storage of data is also encrypted (AES-256).
Is Dropbox Safe?
Yes. Dropbox is safe. No malware activities of safety issues were reported about Dropbox till now. The files and documents are backed up online for extra safety. Nobody will be able to see your private files without your consent. But if you want to share your private files to select friends and family, then you can invite them to view your files or put it in the public folder. Public folders are cannot be browsed or searched by anyone, but can be viewed by people who have a link to the files.
If you are a dropbox user, how do you do a dropbox review? Is dropbox secure according to you? Is it safe to use dropbox? Do you reccomend dropbox to your friends?