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Dropbox hacked

Dropbox just announced that it was hacked. It said that a stolen password was “used to access an employee Dropbox account containing a project document with user email addresses”. Why are those guys storing customers email addresses in a document on their Dropbox account and not under lock at key in a database somewhere? At the very least it should be a password protected document as some people are as protective of their email addresses as they are of their home address or phone number. The bigger issue here of course is that this would not have happened if the employee wasn’t using the same password for more then one service. He should have at least separated work and play. I personally use LastPass which allows me to generate a new password for each service as well as allowing me to login automatically, more importantly it’s free. If however you want to be able to login to sites on your mobile device the premium features allow you to do that by providing mobile applications for any mobile platform you can think of. You can find out more about LastPass here.

Jason Edwards