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Developers Hack Dropbox, show how to access user data

August 28, 2013

In a paper published at USENIX 2013, two developers say they've reverse-engineered Dropbox, using generic techniques to crack the site's security, including intercepting SSL data from its services and bypassing the cloud storage provider's two-factor authentication. Dropbox contends that the techniques used require that the user's computer be already compromised to such an extent that everything on it would be compromised, not just Dropbox, but the paper the potential for additional security concerns when storing private data with a cloud provider. Read more about Developers Hack Dropbox, show how to access user data

What Makes a Risk-Taker?

May 22, 2013

New Research Shows Often-Cautious People Become Daredevils in Right Context

Paul Cusma manages his clients' money cautiously, so the retirees among them "don't have to go back to work," says the Tampa, Fla., financial adviser. In the investment realm, "I'm always planning for a rainy day," he says. But off the job—watch out. Mr. Cusma, 36, rides one of the fastest motorcycles on the highway for "an adrenaline boost," he says, adding: "If you lose focus for one second, you crash and burn and die." He also traveled to Russia to ride in Read more about What Makes a Risk-Taker?