The problem with today is that every site and service around the web keeps getting hacked, ranging from Sony all the way to Dropbox, who due to a recent hack have enabled two-step authentication for users who would like to lock down their account with two passwords, one which you set and another which you can receive via text or an app at request.

At the moment the service is only available to those on the latest beta software, which you can download from the usual place, once you have done that just visit this link which will activate yourself into the beta, after which you need to follow the few short steps to set-up the two-step authentication, which can be set up to send codes via text message or an authenticator app such as Google Authenticator for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, or if you prefer you can use the Amazon AWS MFA app for Android, or the Authenticator app for Windows Phone 7.

Once that’s all set up your done, the weirdest part is the single emergency code you have to use in order to regain access if you lose your phone, which leaves the service a bit unsecure and it would be better if you were able to set up a backup phone, like Google’s two-step.

All in all the service does work great, check out how to set it up in more details via the source link below.

Source: Dropbox

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