Dropbox is a fantastic cloud-based storage system, ideal for all business sizes and types. Security is a high priority for Dropbox. As a result, their security is always adapting to the latest threats. One area where improvements continue to be made is with authentication. Dropbox has included two-factor authentication usb protect for some time now. To make your account even more secure, yet simpler for the right person to access, you can now use a physical USB key to unlock and access your Dropbox account. This USB key is based on FIDO U2F (Universal Two Factor) standards. That means that it works for much more than just your Dropbox account.
On the flip side, EFS has several obscure quirks can be tricky to understand for nontechnical users. The EFS certificate, for one, must first be exported to another computer before it can be accessed. Moreover, files usb secure copied into an EFS folder are automatically encrypted, but those that are moved are not. Moving or copying EFS files to a non-NTFS file system removes the encryption, though performing a system backup preserves it.
This invention provides numerous benefits over conventional secure storage systems. Some of the primary advantages of various aspects of this invention include the provision of hardware level secure access while still using the existing USB Mass Storage Class and File System drivers of current operating systems to access the secure protect usb data once unlocked. No specialized software or drivers are therefore required to gain access to the secured files. Furthermore, a standard USB HID interface can be used to implement the security interface with the firmware. Therefore, no custom drivers are required to support the interface that initiates the security features.