2FA for added account safety

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by ancestor(v), Nov 28, 2016.

  1. ultimate11

    ultimate11 MDL Novice

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    Didn't notice about 2FA before I found this thread, I've enabled it with FreeOTP on my iPhone.
     
  2. mbpowner

    mbpowner MDL Novice

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    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 ?
     
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  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Senior Member

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    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.
     
  4. Yen

    Yen Administrator
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    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.

     
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  5. ancestor(v)

    ancestor(v) Admin
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    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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  6. Daz

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  7. ancestor(v)

    ancestor(v) Admin
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    @TairikuOkami
    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:

     
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  8. alika12

    alika12 MDL Novice

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    Awesome, added this to my account.
     
  9. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Expert

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  10. jadinolf

    jadinolf MDL Novice

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    Gee, this looks good.

    Glad to have the forum back.:)
     
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  11. mohitkumarsen

    mohitkumarsen MDL Novice

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    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.
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