You’d probably remember, in article: “Warning: Dropbox has been hacked! Save Your Account Immediately!” SOT wrote tips to avoid your account overtaken by hacker who stole those Dropbox data. One of them, SOT stated that Dropbox will prepare two-steps verification feature which has been used by Facebook and Gmail to stricken the security. The good news is, now the feature is ready, and you can improve your security now by using this two-steps verification feature.
You can directly go into your Dropbox account to activate that two-steps verification feature. It’s so easy. Just click your name on the upper right side of your account, then select setting from the menu appeared.
In setting menu, select Security tab, and go into Account sign below. You just have to click on Change button to release wizard which will guide you to do security feature. Here, you’d just have to do additional verification by using mobile phone or using mobile apps provided for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows.
If you select Text Messaging option, then you’ll receive text message when you tried to login Dropbox website or open your account in other places. You need to enter the code when login after you insert your username and password. Mobile application works with the same way. You’ll receive a code you need to insert first.
If someone tried to enter your Dropbox account, he/she would not only need your username and password, but also special code sent to your cellphone by Dropbox server.
Unfortunately, probably because still in Beta version, SOT found trouble for several times when entering the code. The code inserted was correct, but sometimes it was rejected by Dropbox, but in several moments later, the code can be used to login. SOT’s sure, not for long, Dropbox will release the final version. Don’t worry, SOT will keep giving you the news… stay tuned! :)