Nir Goldshlager just saved your identity. One of the world’s top white hat security researchers, Goldshlager this week helped Skype and Dropbox fix a critical security flaw that could have let hackers take control of their users’ Facebook accounts. Tomorrow Goldshlager will detail how he found the exploit, but he gave TechCrunch the early heads Continue Reading →
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It’s no secret that Yahoo! is overhauling all of its flagship products, including mail. The service has gotten a refresh on both the web and mobile, and on Tuesday, the company has announced a partnership with file-backup and sharing service Dropbox. The partnership will make it easier to send, receive and manage attachments in Yahoo! Continue Reading →
Apple may not have the best reputation for online services but that hasn’t stopped its iCloud online storage service from becoming the most-used cloud service in the United States. A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that 27% American web users user iCloud, giving it a lead of 10 percentage points over runner-up Dropbox, which Continue Reading →
Dropbox announced on Friday that it had acquired Mailbox, the startup focused on changing the way users handle e-mail on the smartphone. “After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every Continue Reading →
A thread on the Dropbox forums is filling up with reports of users getting sent spam email to addresses that have exclusively been used for the service. The uptick in spam has grown beyond just a few users, sparking some comparisons to last year’s data leak. Dropbox has taken notice and is now investigating. The Continue Reading →
One billion files are now being uploaded to Dropbox’s servers each day, CEO Drew Houston has revealed during a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s a staggering figure that is double the number of tweets that Twitter revealed were being published to its social network each day last October. CNET cited Houston saying Continue Reading →
Dropbox is a robust independent file syncing tool (which Apple once tried to buy) that recently hit the 100m user milestone. It’s arguably the most popular cloud service around, and for good reason. One of the key advantages of Dropbox is that it’s so easy to use—you simply set it up and then forget about Continue Reading →
Microsoft’s cloud storage service SkyDrive has hit a significant numerical landmark: over a billion Office documents are now hosted on it. To celebrate, Redmond has made is a little easier to edit files using Office Web Apps — you no longer need to sign in using a Microsoft account (unless the sharing party wants you Continue Reading →
Mega — the long-anticipated file sharing and cloud storage site from Kim Dotcom — is now open to the public. Thanks to its association with the now-defunct Megaupload — and the legal issues facing its founder Kim Dotcom — the amount of press, user interest and hype surrounding Mega is greater than any file hosting/cloud Continue Reading →