If you are using Dropbox, it might be worthwhile installing some kind of encryption to secure and protect your data. It is fairly easy if you are using Linux.
sudo yum install fuse-encfs
Setup the encryption and decryption paths
encfs ~/Dropbox/encfs ~/Documents/encfs The directory "/home/janaksingh/Dropbox/encfs/" does not exist. Should it be created? (y,n) y The directory "/home/janaksingh/Documents/encfs" does not exist. Should it be created? (y,n) y Creating new encrypted volume. Please choose from one of the following options: enter "x" for expert configuration mode, enter "p" for pre-configured paranoia mode, anything else, or an empty line will select standard mode. ?> p Paranoia configuration selected. Configuration finished. The filesystem to be created has the following properties: Filesystem cipher: "ssl/aes", version 2:1:1 Filename encoding: "nameio/block", version 3:0:1 Key Size: 256 bits Block Size: 512 bytes, including 8 byte MAC header Each file contains 8 byte header with unique IV data. Filenames encoded using IV chaining mode. File data IV is chained to filename IV. -------------------------- WARNING -------------------------- The external initialization-vector chaining option has been enabled. This option disables the use of hard links on the filesystem. Without hard links, some programs may not work. The programs 'mutt' and 'procmail' are known to fail. For more information, please see the encfs mailing list. If you would like to choose another configuration setting, please press CTRL-C now to abort and start over. Now you will need to enter a password for your filesystem. You will need to remember this password, as there is absolutely no recovery mechanism. However, the password can be changed later using encfsctl. New Encfs Password: test Verify Encfs Password: test