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Dropbox Pro gets a major update, better security, 1TB space for all

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Aug 2014 18:36 User comments (4)

Dropbox Pro gets a major update, better security, 1TB space for all Dropbox has announced today a major update for their Dropbox Pro product, including better security and better collaboration tools.
First:

"Simple collaboration is one of the reasons people choose Dropbox Pro, but we've heard you ask for more ways to protect the stuff you share. That's why we're bringing new sharing controls to Dropbox Pro.

Passwords for shared links create an additional layer of security so only people with the password can access your link. Expirations for shared links safeguard your sensitive files by letting you set how long your links stay up. View-only permissions for shared folders let you pick whether recipients can edit or just view files within your shared folder."


Fans of the service have been asking for the extra password layer for some time, and from quick testing, Dropbox has not disappointed.

Second:

"Remote wipe lets you delete your Dropbox files from a lost or stolen device while keeping them safely backed up in Dropbox. For example, if you've ever left your laptop on a plane, you're not just worried about the laptop -- you're worried about the stuff that's on it."

Remote Wipe, which is becoming a standard now that so much information is stored on our mobile devices, is another welcome addition.

Finally, the company is giving all Dropbox Pro users 1TB of space, and converting all plans to a single $9.99 plan, eliminating the often confusing tiers.

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4 user comments

127.8.2014 20:49

This is a waste compared to the need to ENCRYPT THE DROPBOX CONTENTS!

While all the schmucks out there in the world think their stuff is secure and safe in Dropbox...........I encrypt a container using TrueCrypt and place ALL SENSITIVE, personally identifiable documents in that container because Dropbox jagoffs feel that encrypting your 'connection and transfers to and from DB' is the only thing needed rather than encrypting your actual dropbox.

The only thing that prevents Dropbox employees from peering into our folders is an ethics clause they sign.

I'm sorry.........their F'ing word????????????
You can't trust ANYONE you don't know...........EVER.

227.8.2014 21:22

I'm pretty sure that you should trust your mom, at least most of the time, for most people.

329.8.2014 11:45

Microsoft Office 365
up to 5 users,
each user gets their own 1 TB OneDrive Account/Space
$9.99 a month.

Go home Dropbox, you're drunk.


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42.9.2014 22:47

Originally posted by hearme0:
This is a waste compared to the need to ENCRYPT THE DROPBOX CONTENTS!

While all the schmucks out there in the world think their stuff is secure and safe in Dropbox...........I encrypt a container using TrueCrypt and place ALL SENSITIVE, personally identifiable documents in that container because Dropbox jagoffs feel that encrypting your 'connection and transfers to and from DB' is the only thing needed rather than encrypting your actual dropbox.

The only thing that prevents Dropbox employees from peering into our folders is an ethics clause they sign.

I'm sorry.........their F'ing word????????????
You can't trust ANYONE you don't know...........EVER.

As of current, True crypt might be a dieing breed. I would tread with caution until some things get cleared up.


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