Das sehen aber nicht alle so:
Autor: stouniii 10.04.11 - 10:04
Nachdem ich mich direkt bei Dropbox über das Problem mit der host_id gemeldet habe, habe ich folgende response erhalten:
Thanks for asking about this. While at first blush this sounds serious, we don’t agree with the assertion that there is a security flaw – Dropbox is a perfectly safe place to store sensitive data.
The article claims that an attacker would be able to gain access to a user’s Dropbox account if they are able to get physical access to the user’s computer. In reality, at the point an attacker has physical access to a computer, the security battle is already lost.
The research claims Dropbox is insecure because it is possible to copy authentication information straight from the user’s hard drive. This ‘flaw’ exists with any service that uses file-based authentication. Practically every web service uses "cookies" that are stored on your hard drive and are susceptible to all the same attack mentioned by the research. The same user who as access to your Dropbox file also could steal your browser cookies and gain access to all your web services such as email and banking.
A simple metaphor: You keep a set of keys to you car inside your house, but don't lock the front door to the house. If someone enters into your house they can get your keys and get into your car. Your car's lock is not faulty but the thief is already inside your house and can take everything, including your car.
The same goes for your computer (the house). Keep it secure and your keys to Dropbox (the car) will be safe.
You should also read this blog from Computer World's security expert for an outside perspective:
All that said, Dropbox has a reputation for being secure and we want all our users to feel comfortable storing anything in Dropbox. There are measures that can be taken to make it more difficult (though not impossible) to gain access to the authentication cookie which we’ll consider in the future. We still want to maintain the ease of use of Dropbox as well and don't want to to need a new set of car keys every time you park your car. :)
If you still have any concerns the please let us know.
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