Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, just to name a few. I, for one, love box.com. We’ve used it for years to host files our customers need to update their software. We have links on our website they can use to directly download files or we can send them a link via email or in a support ticket and they don’t need any credentials to obtain the file(s). But is this a good idea?
I read that over 68 million Dropbox passwords were stolen and today I received a phishing email with links to download a Google Docs file. Without question, that linked to something would not end well for the person who clicked on it.
As a result of this increase in these types of email phishing attempts, are you scaling back your use of file sharing services? Have you stopped using them altogether or have you never used them and are gleefully telling everyone, “I told ya so”?
We don’t plan on making changes anytime soon, but I’m certainly keeping an eye on things and will be willing to change, if need be.