Discussion in 'Announcements' started by ancestor(v), Nov 28, 2016.
Didn't notice about 2FA before I found this thread, I've enabled it with FreeOTP on my iPhone.
What is 2FA ? What happens if we dont enable it ?
Pretty sure 2 factor is essential for security these days - Users cant be expected to enable security themselves if thats what your getting at ?
1. Yes. 2FA might improve security, but it can be bypassed.
2. If you enable 2FA and you loose access to one of the verification methods, you are done. I never ever enable 2FA on my emails.
1. Bypass how?
2. If you should lose a password and you have no alternative to identify yourself you are done the same way....
It DOES improve it since any attacker on an account has to attack/try with a different IP address while one who has cracked a PW could abuse it from everywhere.
On the other hand, there simply is no 100% safety. 2FA is optional, not mandatory here, so why bother if you consider it unsafe?
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This has nothing to do with really bypassing 2FA, it's more like picking an alternative route for identification. There is 2FA and "identify by personal questions" ... the latter is described in the article you linked to:
Awesome, added this to my account.
Gee, this looks good.
Glad to have the forum back.
Feeling happy to get forum back again without any trouble. Give some more while to get acquainted with this style. Huge thanks for all associated with the huge job done.