Blog Posts Tagged with "Dropbox"


Dropbox Security Issues: IT Has Only Itself to Blame

August 06, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

For Dropbox to admit that they were investigating the issue internally is a tacit admission that it is an internal issue rather than anything external. Yes Dropbox has issues, and yes those issues would appear to be indicative of something broader – but that doesn’t call into question the entire concept of cloud...

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Can You Use Dropbox for Storing Healthcare Data?

June 11, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

The short answer is that you should not store PHI (protected health information) on Dropbox since they share data with third party applications and service providers - but the real reason is you should not use Dropbox for sharing information with patients is simply that it is not private by design...

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Data Loss Prevention Step 5: Disable Access to Cloud Storage Services

January 16, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

This is part 5 in a series, and it's about pulling your data away from the clutches of the cloud. It's not all as crazy as that sounds though, because the cloud has real benefits, but it has to be approached with sanity rather than as the ostrich approaches the sandstorm...

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Broken Trust Part 2: Applying the Approach to Dropbox

October 03, 2011 Added by:Enno Rey

After having introduced the basic elements of the concepts of trust, control and confidence in a previous post on the RSA breach, today I’ll try to strengthen your understanding of these ideas - and maybe even my own as well - by applying them to another candidate: Dropbox...

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Dropbox Confirms Password Security Glitch

June 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"This should never have happened. We are scrutinizing our controls and we will be implementing additional safeguards to prevent this from happening again. We are sorry for this and regardless of how many people were ultimately affected, any exposure at all is unacceptable to us..."

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File Sharing or Privacy Breaching Service? Beware!

May 22, 2011 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

Researchers investigated the privacy of 100 file hosting services and discovered that a large percentage of them generate download uniform resource identifier (URI) in an insecure manner, which jeopardizes the confidential and privacy of user data...

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Dropbox Responds to FTC Complaint about Data Security

May 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We understand that many of you have been confused by this situation — and some folks even felt like we misled them, or were careless about their privacy. We apologize for this confusion. All of us here at Dropbox care deeply about the security and privacy of your data..."

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FTC Complaint: Dropbox Lied About Data Security

May 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Dropbox does not employ industry best practices regarding the use of encryption technology. Specifically, Dropbox’s employees have the ability to access its customers’ unencrypted files. Dropbox has and continues to make deceptive statements to consumers..."

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