Thursday, 28 February 2013


How to Enable 2-Step Verification In Dropbox Account

  • Thursday, 28 February 2013
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  • Dropbox is the most popular cloud storage service for personal and professional use. Hacking accounts with phishing websites, keyloggers and other spy softwares is soaring. To counter these activities 2 Step verification is implemented by many major websites like Google, Yahoo and Facebook. In 2 step verification a user has to enter his password and then a security code which is sent to your phone automatically. So even if someone knows your password , your account will still be inaccessible due the security code.
    It is still in testing and hasn’t been rolled out for all users but I will give you a special link using which you can easily enable it. I won’t recommend this additional security for everyone because if you don’t store something too important in your account then why every-time wait for the sms in your phone to sign in. If you sign into your account multiple times a day then it will also be annoying. You can also read my earlier post to increase the security of facebook.

    Steps to Enable 2-step verification In Dropbox Account

    • To enable 2 step verification, open this link and sign into your account.
    • Now go to Settings and and click on the Security option.
    • Scroll down the page till you see the 2 step verification option and enable it.
    • This is a security feature so it will prompt you to enter password. Now you will have two options to add the extra security layer
      • Code by text message
      • Code by mobile app
    • Select code by text message option and enter your phone number. Shortly you will receive the verification pin via sms
    enter phone number
    • Enter the pin to verify your phone number and activate 2 step verification
    • You will also get a backup code which can be used to bypass sms verification code which will come in handy in case of mobile theft or out of network conditions.

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