Dropbox Passwords is secure by design. That means unlike LastPass, we authenticate your device, so it’s easier for you—and only you—to access your data vault. And if you want to add a four-digit PIN for extra security, you can. By contrast, LastPass master passwords can be hacked
When you set up Dropbox Passwords for the first time, you’ll be prompted to save a set of 12 recovery words. That’s a dozen layers hackers just can’t handle.
To connect a new device, Dropbox Passwords will notify all the devices you’ve already connected to confirm the new device. If you don’t have access to any previously connected device, you’ll be asked for your recovery words in their original order.
If you can’t recall those 12 words or don’t have them in the correct order, you won’t be able to sign in a new device, and you’ll lose access to your account.
If it sounds stringent, that’s because it is. And that’s how we protect you.