Dropbox disables links to all shared files after security vulnerability

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Dropbox disables links to all shared files after security vulnerability[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/05/dropbox.jpg[/newsimage]

Dropbox has disabled all links to all shared files after the company became aware of a web vulnerability that impacts shared links to files containing hyperlinks.

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#2

I can’t imagine that anyone would depend on Dropbox for business purposes. Pretty insecure and unreliable for such purposes.


#3

Drop box is pretty convenient for distributing to multiple parties, for large non-critical stuff, like non-financial markups, collections of publicly available information and etc.


#4

I think all these things have their place, but for a company like Dropbox to blow it this way, with the resources they have, is quite surprising. There are alternatives out there that can be quite effective for file sharing and collaboration, depending on what you are looking for. Some more robust but somewhat complicated, like Podio, and others simple and straightforward, like Xtrant.com - both more business and security oriented.