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JimM
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Dropbox Hacked / Webroot Backup Still Never Been Hacked

From BusinessInsider.com:

Two security researchers blew by Dropbox's security features, gained access to private user files and published a paper that explained how they did it.

Their goal was to get Dropbox to create an open source version of itself, which means that anyone could look at its code and verify that the service is secure.

"Dropbox will/should no longer be a black box," the researchers, Dhiru Kholia of Openwall and Przemysław Wegrzyn of CodePainters, wrote in their research paper.

 

More importantly, they "reverse engineered" the portion of Dropbox that runs on a user's computer. That means they looked at Dropbox's programming code. They shouldn't have been able to do that. Dropbox was written in Python using techniques that prevent reverse engineering.

 

The full story is available here.

 

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Rather than trusting your data to a mere backup company, why not trust it to a security company instead?  Webroot's backup solution has never been hacked.  Plus, you get the primary benefit of having your PC's, Mac's, and mobile devices protected from all kinds of malware.  With Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete, you get 25GB of storage, encrypted and housed safely in the cloud, available to you anywhere on your PC, Mac, Android, or iOS device.

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Re: Dropbox Hacked / Webroot Backup Still Never Been Hacked


JimM wrote:

Rather than trusting your data to a mere backup company, why not trust it to a security company instead?  Webroot's backup solution has never been hacked.  Plus, you get the primary benefit of having your PC's, Mac's, and mobile devices protected from all kinds of malware.  With Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete, you get 25GB of storage, encrypted and housed safely in the cloud, available to you anywhere on your PC, Mac, Android, or iOS device.


I would like to add the FREE Support also if for some reason WSA's Backup is not working properly on your computer. My computer Backup was fixed quickly via "Remote Connection" from Webroot Support. It's working flawlessly now. :smileywink:

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