Dropbox launches a new password manager app with zero-knowledge encryption in private beta
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. On 5th June, the company added its new Password Manager app that it was working on earlier. The Dropbox Password Manager app is only available in private data that says you can download the app but cannot use it until you are invited. The app is available on play store with a name known as “Dropbox Passwords“.
As the app is launched in the private beta it shows that the app is still in the development and willing to allow users that are active in play store beta testing program so that they can help the company to improve the stability and security of the app. The app is based on the common feature called zero-knowledge encryption that is used by the top password manager apps.
What is zero-knowledge encryption?
In a nutshell, Zero-Knowledge encryption means that service providers know nothing about the data you store on their servers. Usually, online services should be protected with some sort of encryption – in other words, when we enter our data on a website or app, our information is encoded in such a way that it can only be accessed by authorized persons with a secret key or password. Like with door locks, this encryption can be very basic or very strong.
Dropbox Passwords is currently in private beta and only available to some Dropbox customers. Dropbox Passwords (beta) provides password security by storing all your passwords in one secure place, then fills in usernames and passwords so you can instantly sign in to websites and apps. You can easily create and store unique, secure passwords as you sign up for new accounts.
Features of Dropbox Passwords:
- Sign in to apps and websites with one click
- Store passwords as you sign in to sites and apps
- Access your passwords from anywhere with automatic syncing to all your devices
As the app is still in the development phase it is possible that it may work unstably. Let’s wait for the official launch of the Dropbox Passwords app. What are your views on the Dropbox passwords manager app? Do share valuable views in the comment section below. For more news on Tech and Cybersecurity subscribe to our newsletter from here