16 March 2013

The Dropbox Blog: “Welcome Mailbox”

Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox. It doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life.

We’re all looking forward to making Mailbox even better and getting it into as many people’s hands as possible. There’s so much to do and we’re excited to get started! Drew and Arash

How many times did Dropbox get hacked in the past? Three, maybe four times? That’s not the kind of excitement I want around my mailbox!

Update: Hate to say I told you so, but:

Mailbox.app up to version 1.6.2 (current version at date, Sept. 25 2013) executes any Javascript which is present in the body of HTML emails.

This is bad for security and privacy, because it allows advanced spam techniques, tracking of user actions, hijacking the user by just opening an email, and potentially much worse things, especially for jailbroken devices. The app also loads external images without offering an option to disable this behavior.

Michele Spagnuolo

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