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Over 60 Million Dropbox Accounts Compromised

If you have a Dropbox account you might want to consider updating your password and enabling multi-factor authentication if you haven’t already. You can use this site to verify if your credentials were compromised. https://haveibeenpwned.com/ as they already have the 60 Million records in there database. Reports indicate the breach could date back to 2012. References: a. https://www.troyhunt.com/the-dropbox-hack-is-real/ b. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/hackers-stole-over-60-million-dropbox-accounts

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Go Passphrases

Passphrases are the strongest type of passwords and the easiest to remember. Simply use an entire sentence for your password, such as “What time is coffee?” By using spaces and punctuation, you create a long password that is hard to guess but easy to remember. Also remember to follow good password habits. Use a different password or passphrase for every account or device you have. Use Multi-Factor authentication on any accounts that support it. Use a password manager to securely

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Enable Multi-Factor Authentication

Enable Multi-Factor Authentication on all your online accounts that support it! Two-factor authentication ensures that users are who they claim to be by requiring them to identify themselves with a combination of: Something they know – password or PIN Something they have – token or smart card (two-factor authentication) Something they are – biometrics, such as a fingerprint Because strong authentication security requires multiple means of identification at login, it is widely recognized as the most secure software authentication method

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Tips to spot a Phishing attack.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. 1. The message contains a mismatched URL. (paypal1(dot)com VS paypal(dot)com) 2. URLs contain a misleading domain name. 3. The message contains poor spelling and grammar. 4. The message asks for personal information. 5. Fake sender domain.

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