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    Drop box was recently hacked. A reported 68 million user's passwords have been released on the internet. Not counting the people that keep other information like passwords in files in their dropbox account.

    + I just mention it because of how often the subject of dropbox comes up here, and how often I encounter it during my day-to-day work.
    Last edited by Obsidian86; 08-31-2016, 12:03 PM.
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  • #2
    Thanks for the heads up!

    Looks like the account info released is from a 2012 breach, so if you haven't changed your password since then probably a good idea to do it.

    Last edited by kemingMatters; 08-31-2016, 12:34 PM.
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    • #3
      Oh man... I just shut mined down from some weird activity going on just a few moments ago... Wonder when that was.


      • #4
        You can see if your email address or username was leaked using a site like:

        My email address/password were on the dropbox one, an Adobe hack in 2013 and 2 other sites that were hacked that I didn't even know about.
        "I used to wonder what friendship could be, Until you all shared its magic with me." - Jesus Christ


        • #5
          I received the following from Dropbox just last week:

          Hi *****

          We’re reaching out to let you know that if you haven’t updated your Dropbox password since mid-2012, you’ll be prompted to update it the next time you sign in. This is purely a preventative measure, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience.

          To learn more about why we’re taking this precaution, please visit this page on our Help Center. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at


          The Dropbox Team
          I use Dropbox a lot for all kinds of things, and I change my password every few months to a long, random sequence of characters that I can never remember. Anything of a sensitive nature that I keep in Dropbox is, first, encrypted and then goes into a 256-bit encrypted Macintosh disk image with an even longer password than the one I can never remember for just getting into Dropbox.


          • #6
            I eventually figured out what the weird activity was. Nothing nefarious. One of our interns decided to somehow upload about 200 images to a shared folder.........
            Well, figuring out the ''somehow'' was the easy part.
            The ''why'' not so much.

            I already know about being part of the Adobe hack and my work email sure does show up in weird places sometimes. I get mail from myself all the time from somewhere in Iran.


            • #7
              I see that my "myspace" account was leaked. LOL I forgot I even had a myspace account. I think I got one back in the old days when someone on here told me college girls were posting boobie shots on there. I remember I couldn't find any boobies though.


              • #8
                wow, that's bad....thanks for the notice..


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