Last week VentureBeat reported on a security hole discovered in Facebook’s iOS and Android apps as well as in Dropbox’sonline file storage iOS app. According to VentureBeat, the flaw allowed anyone with access to a phone to copy login credentials as both Facebook and Dropbox store login information in unencrypted text files.

Indeed, according to independent testing (http://tnw.co/HOwCmE) from The Next Web – “We checked and the information was correct, allowing us to copy a profile from one un-jailbroken device to another using iExplore. This means that Dropbox, like Facebook, is vulnerable to any malicious software that could be written to collect these [unencrypted text] files. We copied [the file] from one device with the app installed and logged in, over to another which had a fresh installation of Dropbox on it. The profile copied and it worked seamlessly, as if we had logged on ourselves, which we had not.”

Examples like this, in which the serious security flaws of an app are exposed, highlight the fact that unfortunately some of the business applications used by consumers across the enterprise are simply not enterprise file sharing ready such as the Dropbox ‘enterprise’ solution.

Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations—including 75 percent of the UK central government—choose Huddle because of its enterprise level security and reliability.  You can read more about Huddle security and download our security whitepaper to learn how Huddle helps to combat data security risks in the enterprise.

What are your thoughts about the Dropbox enterprise data security flaw? How do you protect sensitive business data in your organization?

James Matthews


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