Dropbox took a major step in the right direction to improving the security of the data storing application, which is widely popular, and widely used for storing and sharing documents, photos, and much more.
The update will integrate Touch ID and enable users to access files by scanning their fingerprint before being granted access. It takes the potential of a breached password, which have become increasingly insecure, and eliminates that risk.
Switching to this type of security is very easy to do, too, within the app. Users simply have to open up the app, and enter into the settings, where users will find a very straightforward choice to enable this security feature. This though comes shortly after Dropbox was accused of being hacked last week, even though the company has maintained that they were never hacked, or that anything was compromised.
According to reports, account data – like passwords were compromised, and users were left wondering how safe their documents were. Now, it looks like the developers have heard the concerned words. There will be specific support set up within the app for the newest versions of the iPhone, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but even those users using the iPhone 5S will be able to take advantage of this feature, as long as those users have updated to iOS 8.
The support for the new devices will also mean resolving issues where users images and documents were not properly supported for the larger screens of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
This update though is one that comes shortly after the first major update was had to the app. The last update was well-received and brought updates, including a notification center widget. Making users feel more secure though, was the definite focus and reason behind this update. Previously, the developers did a very good job of integrating most of the features that users were given with iOS 8, but now, the security of the data was definitely at the forefront of the app changes.