Using a strong password for account’s login credential helps to reduce the risk of account being hacked but usernames and passwords alone are not enough. Do a step further by enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) to strengthen the security.
There are a few apps that generate 2-Step Verification codes on a mobile device to verify your account when you log in. Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator can generate 2-Step verification codes without the need for a network or cellular connection.
Below are the steps to enable two-step verification when login Dropbox using Google Authenticator:
Step 1: Sign in Dropbox.
Step 2: Click your avatar, choose Settings > Security tab.
Step 3: Toggle Two-step verification to On.
Step 4: Click Get started and re-enter your password.
Step 5: Choose Use a mobile app.
Step 6: Use Google Authenticator to scan the barcode provided by Dropbox.
Step 7: Enter the 6-digit code generated by Google Authenticator to enable two-step verification in Dropbox.
Step 8: Next time when you log in to Dropbox, you will need to enter a 6-digit code from Google Authenticator for verification.
Visit Two Factor Auth for list of popular sites that accept two-factor authentication. Choose a category and find out if 2FA by SMS, phone call, email, hardware, and software tokens are supported by the sites.