Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

Dropbox Adds Support For U2F Security Keys

Dropbox now announced that it will now support confidence keys.

Security keys are earthy USB dongles from companies like YubiCo that concede we to bypass a normal app- and content message-based two-factor authentication schemes with their six-digit codes by simply plugging a pivotal into your computer.

The advantage of these keys is that they make it roughly unfit for a hacker to prevent both your cue and a two-factor code. Regular two-factor authentication, after all, still leaves we exposed to phishing attacks while confidence keys will usually sell their codes with legitimate sites.

In box we ever remove your pivotal (or we are on a mobile device but a USB port), we can always ask Dropbox to send we a content summary instead.

I usually went by a Dropbox setup routine and it’s about as painless as possible. You simply block in your pivotal when stirred and you’re good to go.


The good thing about a keys is that they can also work with other services, so it’s not like we need a apart pivotal for each web app we use.

Google launched support for what is strictly called a “FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F)” customary final year and WordPress launched support progressing this year.

Because Chrome is now a usually browser to support U2F out of a box, we won’t be means to pointer in to Dropbox with a confidence pivotal with any other browser, though.


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