You know what a modern fear is? A modern fear is the fear of having someone hack into your account (ANY online account) and have other people tamper with it because much of everything that you do, say, find and save are online. All your personal and work files are all probably online on Google Docs too, correct me if I am wrong.
Because of the escalating fear of having one’s account hacked, popular online sites and tool sites have done their bit to allay those fears – by introducing the double-confirm feature which is just another safety layer in the event that someone who isn’t yourself tries to log into and access your documents and personal sites and blogs.
Apart from saving our documents up in Google Docs, there ARE things that Google Docs can’t help save, and in comes Dropbox to the rescue.
Gone are the days when we actually need to keep and maintain CDs, DVDs, thumbdrives and external hard disk drives that all act as our crucial backup storage system because with something like Dropbox (if you have something really important that you might want to access somewhere else…like at home), using Dropbox can actually save you time, cost and a headache.
Some would complain about having to through YET another step just to confirm our accounts but if you looked at it from safety’s perspective, it is really going to save you if you have very important documents that need stronger protection from malicious people or programs.
Recently, Dropbox launched a new BETA system which mirrors Google’s two-step verification system which includes confirming that you are the owner of the account by verifying your phone number as a safety precaution.
If you are a person who uses your phone for multiple things, I am sure you would have downloaded the Google Authenticator App which works for Dropbox. Don’t have it? Easy. Download it directly from the Google Play Store now. The steps are relatively easy and straightforward because all you need to do is to add Dropbox into protected sites list and get the app to scan a code and you’re done!
The authentication process allows you to pick your preferred authentication method so, choose one that is most convenient for you if you are unfamiliar with the barcoding system.
The authentication process is perfectly painless for both iOS and Android systems. Here’s to our safer devices and use of the internet.
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