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Offline strakl

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Is dropbox blocked by sensitive data shield
« on: September 20, 2020, 06:05:11 PM »
Hi guys!
So, basicly my question is simple: I have my school work on dropbox which i will be accessing from a school computer, and there is a protected file in there by sensitive data shield. My question is, will i be able to open and modify the file thrue dropbox on another pc or will it block the thing?

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Re: Is dropbox blocked by sensitive data shield
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 07:27:22 PM »
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Re: Is dropbox blocked by sensitive data shield
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 08:16:25 PM »
I get that i can add allowed apps for the thing but i want to know if dropbox is already allowed or not by default without me having to allow it?

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Re: Is dropbox blocked by sensitive data shield
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 09:35:00 PM »
As far as I'm aware it isn't allowed by default. 

Why would it be when the site has zero control over what may be uploaded there nor what may subsequently be downloaded.

I'm not even sure how the sensitive data shield is involved with off-line data storage like dropbox.

In fact I think the link that Asyn gave covers that well:
Quote from: extract of faq
Which files does Sensitive Data Shield protect?

Sensitive Data Shield scans and protects documents that may contain your personal data. If malware or hackers attack your PC and gain access to these unprotected documents, your identity can be stolen and misused.

After scanning, Sensitive Data Shield displays an overview of sensitive documents that were found on your PC. Documents are sorted into several categories, such as:

Emphasis in the above extract is mine and I feel that makes it clear it is only on your PC.
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Re: Is dropbox blocked by sensitive data shield
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 10:05:25 PM »
I have no problems accessing files in my Google drive that are backed up from protected files.
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