Questions And Answers about the 2-Step Verification

Have you turned on 2-Step Verification for your account?

  • Yes

  • No, because ...


Results are only viewable after voting.

Jack

Administrator
Thread author
Verified
Staff Member
Well-known
Jan 24, 2011
9,378
This thread can be used to ask questions or discuss about the 2-Step Verification for your account. All the details about the 2-Step Verification and how to enable it can be found in this - Enable 2-Step Verification to Secure Your Account - thread.

208497
 

SHvFl

Level 35
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Well-known
Nov 19, 2014
2,346
Don't think anyone cares to get my MT account and if it did the damage would be minimal so I didn't enable it. It's a good thing you added it though for important accounts and especially staff members. Getting such accounts can create issues.
tl;dr 2-step hassle outweighs the importance of securing an MT account for me
 

Jack

Administrator
Thread author
Verified
Staff Member
Well-known
Jan 24, 2011
9,378
Don't think anyone cares to get my MT account and if it did the damage would be minimal so I didn't enable it. It's a good thing you added it though for important accounts and especially staff members. Getting such accounts can create issues.
tl;dr 2-step hassle outweighs the importance of securing an MT account for me
@SHvFl, yes the account doesn't have sensitive information, but we do send the license keys when you win a giveaway via the Conversation system, and also members may have private conversations that they would not want someone else to read. The staff has 2-Step Verification enabled, however I think that because this is a forum based on security discussions it should be enabled by most members. This is the equivalent of a HIPS for your computer protection.
The login process with the 2-Step Verification it's free, it's easy to use and it's an extra layer of protection. :)
 

SHvFl

Level 35
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Well-known
Nov 19, 2014
2,346
@SHvFl, yes the account doesn't have sensitive information, but we do send the license keys when you win a giveaway via the Conversation system, and also members may have private conversations that they would not want someone else to read. The staff has 2-Step Verification enabled, however I think that because this is a forum based on security discussions it should be enabled by most members. This is the equivalent of a HIPS for your computer protection.
The login process with the 2-Step Verification is very easy to do (for 30 days you will not be asked for a code again), and there is no reason in the world not to have it enabled. It's free, it's easy to use and it's an extra layer of protection. :)
I get it's one time thing for a lot of time but still. To get my account you need to brute force me so good luck or hack the site. So the danger is minimal and the information i have on it are even less important.
Assuming you limit the tries for someone to guess the password with a timer and keep the forum on the latest version i am fine. So if i get hacked it's you to blame :D
Note to all. All important accounts should have 2-step on even if it's a hassle.
 

Jack

Administrator
Thread author
Verified
Staff Member
Well-known
Jan 24, 2011
9,378
I get it's one time thing for a lot of time but still. To get my account you need to brute force me so good luck or hack the site. So the danger is minimal and the information i have on it are even less important.
Assuming you limit the tries for someone to guess the password with a timer and keep the forum on the latest version i am fine. So if i get hacked it's you to blame :D
Note to all. All important accounts should have 2-step on even if it's a hassle.
:):):)(y)(y)(y)
 

upnorth

Moderator
Verified
Staff Member
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Jul 27, 2015
5,458
the account doesn't have sensitive information
What's not sensitive or meaningless/useless to some can be the very opposite to others. Personal I actually care about some of my data and information on this forum and wouldn't like if that got it in the wrong hands.

That 2FA been a part of this forum a long time is very smart IMO. One very important part if one use it, save the backup codes as not even the staff can save you if things goes wrong.
 
Last edited:

Moonhorse

Level 37
Verified
Top Poster
Content Creator
Well-known
May 29, 2018
2,610
I have 4g modem. I have some games i play with authenticator and i can use the 30 day trust option without problems.

But when im using browser and sign in to sites like instagram, gmail and now MalwareTips, everytime i close firefox my cookies / data gets removed as i have set it up to do. I have to enter authenticator every single time again, wich is bit frustrating...how do you guys handle this?

Usually when i exit computer, i always do clear history, data, cookies, everything
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,324
But when im using browser and sign in to sites like instagram, gmail and now MalwareTips, everytime i close firefox my cookies / data gets removed as i have set it up to do. I have to enter authenticator every single time again, wich is bit frustrating...how do you guys handle this?

Usually when i exit computer, i always do clear history, data, cookies, everything
Just keeping cookies from MalwareTips into your browser, You can set malwaretips.com to the cookies-whitelist inside Firefox:
 

Attachments

  • ff#1.png
    ff#1.png
    33.1 KB · Views: 725
  • ff#2.png
    ff#2.png
    24.3 KB · Views: 691

redsworn

Level 4
Verified
Well-known
Dec 6, 2017
191
Just keeping cookies from MalwareTips into your browser, You can set malwaretips.com to the cookies-whitelist inside Firefox:
Another alternative is by using Cookie AutoDelete extension. It literally provides the same function as the built-in one but it has some QOL features which increase its usability. Been using it for quite a while and I really like it.
 

About us

  • MalwareTips is a community-driven platform providing the latest information and resources on malware and cyber threats. Our team of experienced professionals and passionate volunteers work to keep the internet safe and secure. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and strive to build a strong and supportive community dedicated to cybersecurity.

User Menu

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know first about the latest cybersecurity incidents and malware threats.

Top