Dropbox adds USB security keys

The cloud storage vendor is covering its two-factor authentication bases.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Dropbox is adding another two-step verification tool as it aims to secure its cloud storage service and give businesses another security option.

In a blog post, the company said it will add Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) keys.

These keys are designed to go into a USB port when you sign into Dropbox. The key will stand-in for typing in a security key or getting a text on your phone.

Of course, the downside is you can lose your key.

U2F keys can be set up with Dropbox or other services that have enabled it. The FIDO Alliance created the open standard.

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