It’s part of a broader collaboration between the cloud storage company and Microsoft that entails a number of improvements for Dropbox users, including drag-and-drop file management and social file commenting. The biometric security, however, is clearly the most important security enhancement for the platform, enabling users to log in to the app via fingerprint, face, or iris scan.
That capability comes by way of Windows Hello, the advanced security suite that comes packaged with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Its biometric capabilities have so far proven powerful in other applications, and it seems to be encouraging more third party developers to take advantage of this kind of security.
Dropbox’s move toward biometric security shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that the company is a member of the FIDO Alliance and a proponent of its authentication standards. That’s good news for Dropbox users, who can take advantage of sophisticated security options for their files stored in the cloud.
January 22, 2016 – by Alex Perala