Up safety settings on your Dropbox account to keep your documents as protected as possible while they are in online storage
In addition to changing your password in Dropbox, there is now an extra way to keep your documents safe online. The two-step verification tool sends a text message to your mobile phone every time a new computer or device attempts to log in to your account. It is quite unobtrusive and gives a big boost to the security of your account.
Go to www.dropbox.com and sign in to your account. Click on your name at the top and the on Settings. Click on the Security tab. This page lists all the devices that have signed into your Dropbox account, so it can get quite long. Scroll down to the bottom of this page. Look for the Account sign in box on the left-hand side at the bottom and click the ‘Change’ link for two-step verification.
A wizard will appear to help you through the process. Click the blue Get Started button. Enter your Dropbox password and click Next. Select which method you would like to use to sign in to Dropbox. I think the text message option is the easiest to use. Click on Next. Select the correct country and enter your mobile number. Click Next. A code will be sent to your mobile. When it arrives, enter it into the text box and click Next.
The final step is also one of the most important. Dropbox will display an emergency backup code to be used if your phone is lost or stolen. Write this down and keep it safe. Click on Enable two-step verification and then Done.
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