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Dark web monitoring

Stay ahead of potential threats, with dark web monitoring and alerts

Give yourself an extra line of defense against potential threats.

Dropbox Passwords actively monitors the dark web for signs of your securely stored account details, alerting you as soon as a breach is identified.

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Always on the lookout

Our systems continuously monitor activity on the dark web, looking for signs of account details stored in your Passwords account.

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Breach notification
Stay informed, and ready to react

In the event of account details being discovered, you’ll be instantly notified and advised on what action to take in order to keep your data secure.

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Keep your data safe

Dropbox Passwords keeps your login details securely protected, without making your life complicated. Encryption keeps hackers from being able to access your stored passwords, keeping them safe from the dark web.

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How to keep your online accounts secure

Follow these standard practices to make your accounts harder for bad actors to reach.

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Unique, complex passwords

Create a password that is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess. Using unnatural combinations of upper and lower-case characters, punctuation, and numbers helps to increase complexity.

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Two-factor authentication (2FA)

Two-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your account. Every time you log in, you'll be required to enter a unique code sent to your phone, or generated via a supported mobile app.

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Avoid physical copies

That “secret” notepad in your desk drawer—or sticky note on your screen—creates an easy opening for an opportune passer-by. Instead, use a secure digital password manager, like Dropbox Passwords.

Frequently asked questions

Dark web monitoring is the process of automatically scanning places on the dark web, where bad actors buy and sell information.

Content on the dark web is monitored for signs of account data and users are then notified of what action they should take.

While dark web monitoring does not prevent the data from being stolen in the first place, it provides an additional line of defense in the event of a data breach.

There are a number of methods employed by hackers to access account data, common methods include:

  • Data breaches: While online platforms typically have robust security measures in place, they are not infallible. Whether the result of a targeted attack, a tech failure, or human error, data breaches at a platform level will often result in many accounts being compromised.
  • Password cracking: Modern encryption standards make so-called “brute force” methods of guessing passwords ineffective. However, accounts with weak, easy-to-guess passwords could still be at risk.
  • Physical theft: Stolen devices could be used to bypass login screens, for platforms where the user is already logged in by default.

In addition to dark web monitoring and data breach notifications, Dropbox Passwords has a number of advanced features to keep you protected:

  • Store and autofill passwords
  • Store and autofill card details
  • Securely share passwords and card details
  • Manage shared details and revoke access at any time

Dropbox Passwords can help you to create unique and complex passwords in a number of ways:

  • Automatically generate complex, strong passwords that are practically impossible for hackers to break through with current technology
  • Check where you’ve reused passwords, making it easy to ensure all of your passwords are unique and less likely that a breach will trickle down and affect your other accounts
  • Avoid creating a paper trail by keeping all your password data in a secure online password manager, rather than risky physical copies

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