Dropbox has upped account security in a major way, announcing that Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security keys are now an accepted form of verification during two-step login.
Dropbox has adopted this new method of verification to provide stronger defence against phishing attacks.
Two-step login has become the norm in recent years as online privacy and security become growing concerns, but companies are now beginning to eschew the standard mobile verification in favour of U2F keys.
While two-step verification using a phone can be effective, it is open to some risk – there is still a chance that a user can be fooled into entering their password and verification code on fake websites, says Dropbox.
The U2F key – a physical key that slots into a device’s USB port – offers an additional layer of protection.
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