Secure your MalwareTips Account - Enable Two-Step Verification

Discussion in 'Community Announcements' started by Jack, Aug 19, 2015.

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Did you enable Two-Step Verification for your MalwareTips account?

  1. Yes

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  2. No, but I will now

    152 vote(s)
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  3. No, I do not need this

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  1. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    #1 Jack, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
    Hello guys,
    We would like to introduce to our community a new feature that will greatly increase your account security. Today we have enabled the Two-Step Verification system, and we strongly recommend that you enable this feature for your account.
    Two-step verification increases the security of your account by requiring you to provide an additional code to complete the login process. If your password is ever compromised, this verification will help prevent unauthorized access to your account.


    How to enable the Two-Step Verification
    1. Hover over your username in the top navigation bar, then select "Two-Step Verification".
      Or alternatively you can just go to: https://malwaretips.com/account/two-step
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    2. You will now be prompted to enter your account password.

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    3. You will now see the Two-step option.
      And you will have here the following options:
      • Verification Code via App
        This allows you to generate a verification code using an app on your phone.
      • Email Confirmation
        This will send a code via email to verify your login. Other two-step verification methods should be chosen over this if possible.

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    4. We will now enable the Email Confirmation verification, however you can also chose the Verification Code via App. Once we click on the Enable button, next to the Email Confirmation, an email from MalwareTips will be sent your email address with a code number. Go to your email and copy the code sent by MalwareTips.
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    5. Enter the code that we have sent you in the verification box. You have now enabled Two-Step Verification on your account, which will drastically increase your account security.
      Important! Once you have completed this process, our system will generate back-up codes for your account.
      These codes can be used to log in if you don't have access to other verification methods. Keep these codes in a safe and secure place. DO NOT share them with anyone.

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    Stay safe!
     
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  2. frogboy

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    It sounds like a good idea but i do not have a phone. i know that sounds a bit odd these days but it is true. :(
     
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  3. Jack

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    You don't need a phone. Just enable the "Email Confirmation" verification, and you will receive your code via email. No phone required.
     
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  4. Dima007

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    #4 Dima007, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015
    Thanks Jack:)
     
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  5. Hanmin147

    Hanmin147 Level 28

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    Thanks for the update! Enabled both phone and email 2 factor :)
     
  6. frogboy

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    Thanks for clearing that up for me @Jack :)
     
  7. Dima007

    Dima007 Level 22

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    Complicated by email, easier by phone. Not sure if people like share a phone number
     
  8. MalwareT

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    Done. I was unable to read from my Lumia phone QR :(
     
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  9. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    No it was very easy to do with an email i thought, plus it was the only way i could do it. ;)
     
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  10. midzan21

    midzan21 Level 1

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    Does app 2-step verification works with Authy app? If it does, then only thing you need to use 2-step verification is chrome & Authy app for Chrome. I use that app on my phone and Chrome and it works fine, but didn't yet enabled it on MT.
     
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  11. Vipersd

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    Enabled! ;)
     
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  12. Spawn

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    Yes, you can use Authy or Google Authenticator. Else email verification can be used.
     
  13. randj89

    randj89 Level 4

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    Very neat! I love this feature which I use with almost every account I have specially gmail, android, lastpass and apple....
     
  14. frogboy

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    I keep try to log in with a different browser and getting the following error occurred The he two-step verification value could not be confirmed. Please try again.two-step verification value could not be confirmed. Please try again.
     
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  15. JakeXPMan

    JakeXPMan Level 15

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    Yeah I don't use a cell phone, we're odd but odd is good :) I had friends confused by this.
     
  16. Tani

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    Hi @Jack!
    Awesome feature, but I login via my facebook id (that has already 2 step authentication so practically I've already two step verification at malwaretips.com)
    So I'm not having passwords I think so that I could enable it at malwaretips as well, may be I'll have to reset my password in order to gain one for malwaretips.com.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. _CyberGhosT_

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    #17 _CyberGhosT_, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015
    I too use the FB method same as poster above, but it is awesome to have this option. PeAcE
    :)
     
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  18. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Level 32
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    Does this 2FA ask for the code on every login? In this case, I might not activate it, although I think it's a great addition!
     
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  19. Spawn

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    No, you can Opt-In to set it as Trust this PC for 30 days.
     
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  20. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Level 32
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    Thank you Huracan :)
     
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