Dropbox Security update

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April 29, 2011 by globz

Good news from Dropbox Team, they released a new build to fix the latest Security concerns, here’s the patch note :

1.2.0:
o Security enhancements, an attacker will not be able to steal your computer’s account credentials just by copying configuration files to another machine.
o New encrypted database format to prevent unauthorized access to local Dropbox client database.
o Other small fixes
o Continued 10.7 support

About 3 weeks ago, Derek Newton discovered that we could simply copy the file config.db to any computer and sync everything without notifying the user. Since this day many users were worried about their files and many scenarios of attack were discussed. Some would argue that it wasn’t such a big deal but I think more security layers are always welcome, particularly in today’s world.


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