Re: new dropbox rules


Wow.  All I want to do is get rid of my old dead win 7 box.


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From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: April 13, 2019 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] new dropbox rules


Well I was amazed on how many devices and sessions still active in my

security dashboard.


6 devices, 2 of which are 1 my primary and 2 my secondary win7 box but

who knows if I will ever use that for anything and even if I do, I may

not sync it.


I had at least 3 others.


The first was an xp box and the other 2 were reformatted systems or

systems with busted profiles no longer used.


I had 20 sessions of webbrousers open, 19 of those were old sessions why

they didn't close inactives is interesting.


MOre important, its scarey to note persistance of inactive things, I

mean if any of those were not mine, ...




On 14/04/2019 12:36 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:

> Hi if you have an Iphone its considerably easier. I won't clutter here

> with it, but I just removed a computer I do not have and

> a second occurrence of one I do have before I changed the password.

> something I cannot now do on the pc due to the problem of my computer

> no longer reading the log in from the desktop app.

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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@...>

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> Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2019 6:09 AM

> Subject: [nvda] new dropbox rules

>> Hi all.


>> This is a small warning to everyone that uses dropbox.


>> From march this year, all basic accounts are limited to 3 devices.


>> What does that mean?


>> Nothing, except that dropbox remembers every device and session ever

>> made.


>> So you reformat your computer or change your account name, or get

>> another computer and don't unlink first, your device becomes a ghost

>> device same with app programs, and brouser sessions.


>> 1. sign into dropbox.


>> The easiest way to do this is to login with your own client, click

>> the tray icon and launch dropbox.


>> Now near the top of the page is a menu called my account hit space on

>> that, scroll down to settings, hit shift space to exit forms mode

>> then hit enter.


>> Don't move about else things will just not work right.


>> Now dropbox settings load.


>> hit control home for the top of the page then h.


>> 2. select security tab, in the same way, enter forms mode once you

>> scroll down to the list of tabs, and locate security.


>> get out of forms mode and hit enter.


>> Next control home again.


>> then hit t.


>> 3. The next thing to do is locate every session in the first table

>> which has an end session button it and hit the space bar till they

>> are all gone.


>> Next locate the device tree which is directly below the brouser

>> treeview.


>> The first device in the list is your device.


>> scroll to the end of that list.


>> Every device you have ever linked including every ghost device linked

>> in the past will exist, I had 6, my dad had 2.


>> Hit unlink button on all the devices bar the one that says its been

>> modified in the last hour.


>> Every other device will have a time when it was last valid.


>> Finally go through the steps of going to my account, then settingss

>> however next select the connected apps view.


>> Then disconnect every app you don't use and service.


>> If you need to link devices take note of the devices you want to

>> connect.


>> A basic user can connect up to 3 devices.


>> Those can be a computer, a phone and one other device or 3 computers.


>> You can buy, but to be honest, if you get this warning and are only

>> using 1 device, then you probably have a lot of ghost devices.


>> I'd also update your password at this time if you have forgotten it

>> if you havn't allready.


>> I'd also check to see if you know what all the devices you have are,

>> if you find something you don't know, then chances are someone has

>> hacked your account or you linked to a device somewhere else.


>> In a way this while annoying is good in a way.


>> I had no idea dropbox kept all devices from all reformats and all

>> times I had changed dropbox.


>> I had 6 devices, 1 is my device I had.


>> The next one before that was my old win7 device which I may relink

>> later.


>> The rest were my win7 and xp devices and their reformats including

>> profile changes etc.


>> My apps were not needed ones and I clobbered them.


>> As for my brouser sessions including the current one there were 19

>> others which were still signed in from devices that were no longer

>> active.


>> In the case of my dad's system, there were 2 devices, the current

>> one, and an older instance of the same device which existed before

>> it, its good to know that I was able to kill things.


>> Now I know about this, if I need to reformat my first thing after I

>> get back in is to kill the ghost devices that linger inactive after

>> the fact.


>> This actually is a good reason to check security on my account if

>> anything else.


>> Its worth noting that if you need more space and upgrade you won't

>> have to bother with this though even if you do knowing what I had,

>> its worth looking at the site anyway.


>> I didn't need all those 20 sessions logged in at once, nore did I

>> need the 6 devices 4 of which were ghosts of old linked devices and

>> one which is not on the network.


>> I guess knowing that I could link that one but even so I will be

>> carefull to check every linked system I service to make sure its all

>> clear of stuff that shouldn't be on it.







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