Dropbox has started implementing a two-step account verification system to accounts that it first promised customers in July following a massive data breach at the start of the month.
The cloud storage provider implemented the new verification system on Monday. The change means that users will now need their password and a security code that will either be texted to their mobile phone to verify their account.
"Two-step verification is one of several steps that we're taking to enhance the security of your Dropbox," Dropbox said in a blog post.
"We've also created a way for you to view all active logins to your account on the Security tab, and we're working on automated mechanisms to identify suspicious activity."
The new verification system is one of several security features promised by Dropbox.
The firm didn't expand on what these new features would be, though, and had no responded to V3's request for clarification at the time of publication.
The two-factor authentication system was promised after the company admitted suffering a data breach that saw customers email addresses and account details compromised after attackers hacked into a Dropbox employee's email account.
"Our investigation found that usernames and passwords recently stolen from other websites were used to sign in to a small number of Dropbox accounts," the firm explained at time of the incident.
The data breach was taken as evidence by security vendors that Dropbox remains unsuitable for business use and caused massive damage to the company's reputation.
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