Dropbox Responds To Security Flap


Why has Dropbox been opening links in uploaded documents?

That question surfaced Thursday after a security researcher found that links inside documents that he uploaded to the file-sharing service had been accessed. “I had the opportunity recently to beta-test HoneyDocs.com, a Web app that generates documents that can ‘buzz home,'” wrote Daniel McCauley Thursday on WNC InfoSec Blog. “This is done by a unique embedded GET request that is initiated when the generated document has been opened.”


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