Researchers reverse-engineer the Dropbox client: What it means

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 29, 2013 11:28 pm PST

There were doubts about being able to reverse engineer heavily-obfuscated applications written in Python. Two researchers have removed all doubt by reverse engineering the immensely popular Dropbox client.
This past February, at Mobile World Congress, CEO Drew Houston mentioned that Dropbox, the company’s file-hosting service, surpassed 100 million users, and those 100 million users upload over a billion files to Dropbox servers each and every day. For some perspective, two years ago, I mentioned in this article that Dropbox had 25 million users, and just over 200 million files were added daily.

Dropbox’s success hasn’t come without a few hiccups, which brings me to the point of this article. It seems the crew at Dropbox has another problem to contend with, all because of Dhiru Kholia and Przemyslaw Wegrzyn.


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