Dropbox Passwords breach monitoring: an overview

This feature is available to users on Dropbox Basic, Plus, Family, and Professional plans. 

Monitoring your accounts in Dropbox Passwords helps keep them secure. When you opt into breach monitoring, Passwords will notify you when an account linked to your email address has been exposed and is at an increased risk of being accessed by someone who shouldn’t have that information.

In the Passwords security dashboard, you can view which of your accounts, if any, have been compromised. You can also see other important details such as: the compromised website, breach date, number of people affected, and what data was potentially leaked in the breach. You’ll also be directed to the compromised account’s website to change your password. 

Note: Dropbox Passwords uses zero-knowledge encryption. This means we cannot see the credentials stored in your account.

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How to configure breach monitoring

You can choose to enable or disable breach monitoring at any time.

To enable breach monitoring:

  1. Make sure your email addresses have been added to Dropbox Passwords
  2. Open the Dropbox Passwords browser extension.
  3. Click your initials in the top right corner. A dropdown will appear.
  4. In the dropdown, click Security dashboard.
  5. Click Start monitoring. A confirmation message will appear. 
  6. Click OK.  

Note: Only verified email addresses can be monitored. To verify an email address, go to the security dashboard, click Verify next to the email address, and then follow the steps. Email addresses that have already been verified are marked Confirmed

To disable/stop breach monitoring for all accounts:

  1. Open the Dropbox Passwords browser extension.
  2. Click your initials in the top right corner. A dropdown will appear.
  3. In the dropdown, click Security dashboard.
  4. Click Stop monitoring. A confirmation message will appear. 
  5. Click Stop monitoring.
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