Could my Dropbox have been explored without authorization?

April 26, 2016 at 16:34:02
Specs: Android, 16
While working on a project with a colleague, I OK'd hooking my tablet up to a LAN. We had been connected wirelessly and though that connection seemed to be working free of problems, I was told that the LAN would ensure a stronger signal and fewer network interruptions. We were looking for a couple of documents inside my Dropbox. My tablet was now plugged into a telephone wall jack. Only later did I start wondering about whether someone connected to the LAN could have taken a "snapshot" of all my Dropbox files. When we found the files we needed for our project, I shut the Dropbox app, and altogether I don't believe my tablet had been connected for more than 5-10 minutes. But could my privacy and security been breached during these minutes?

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#1
April 26, 2016 at 18:57:40
I asume you have a strong pasword associated with your dropbox account?

More on cloud security:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud...

If you have (very) sensitive data, I suggest to keep it off the cloud....


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#2
April 27, 2016 at 07:33:19
Unlikely, though always a possibility

https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2015...

::mike


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#3
April 27, 2016 at 19:42:37
"My tablet was now plugged into a telephone wall jack."
There isn't a tablet made today that can use a dial up connection.

"I was told that the LAN would ensure a stronger signal"

Are you talking about an Ethernet connection? LAN simply refers to a Local Area Network, not a connection type. You are safer using a wired connection than a wireless. Where was this connection anyway?

They would have had to either hack your tablet or have a keylogger installed to get to your Dropbox files. The likelihood of this is extremely doubtful.

Are you worried about security or did something actually happen to cause you concern?

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#4
May 1, 2016 at 08:46:55
There is no big deal, but I had some "afterthoughts" about what took place and whether the colleague with me had some hidden agenda or mysterious motive. What did he think he was looking for / going to find? I think you're right - it's highly doubtful, but I was connecting this incident with some other odd behavior on the part of this particular person.

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#5
May 2, 2016 at 04:23:37
If your worried about scruples, shoulder surfing is far more likely

::mike


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