Friday, 14 August 2015

Dropbox Secure Accounts With USB Key

Users who want to protect their Dropbox account additional courses may also log in via a USB key. The 'security key' functions as a second security factor during login. Once the password is entered, the presence of the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security key checked. In addition, the USB device works only on and can thus prevent phishing.

According Dropbox security key, thus providing protection to more than two-factor authentication via SMS is the case. For the login makes use of the security key U2F-protocol developed by the FIDO Alliance. This is an alliance of IT companies that want to eliminate the password and therefore come up with alternative solutions.

Dropbox users to log in via the USB key will first set in their account. At this moment U2F only in conjunction with Google Chrome. The USB key is via different suppliers to obtain. Last year, Google decided U2F for logging in to Google Accounts support .

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