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Dropbox Hacked

Offsite storage company “Dropbox” recently had a number of users accounts compromised. In an investigation by Dropbox they found that a number of users had their accounts hacked into due to their users using the same information for their Dropbox account as they used on another account elsewhere.

Many users have a habit of using the same information for many different accounts, especially on the Internet. Many times users will use their email address as the account name followed by the same exact password as that email account. The problem with doing this is while the hacker doesn’t know if you have an account at Dropbox for instance, the like hood of them finding another website you use the same information for is pretty good.

To prevent issues like this always make a habit of using different usernames/passwords for every website you subscribe to.

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