Secure your MalwareTips Account - Enable Two-Step Verification

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

  • Yes

    Votes: 135 30.1%
  • No, but I will now

    Votes: 156 34.8%
  • No, I do not need this

    Votes: 157 35.0%

  • Total voters
    448

Kardo Kristal

From Crystal Security
Developer
Jul 12, 2014
1,086
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Windows 10
#21
No, you can Opt-In to set it as Trust this PC for 30 days.
@Huracan I guess that "Trust this PC" option is based on cookie method?
When you clear browser history then MalwareTips "forget" your PC. Correct?

BTW. 2-step verification is very good feature. Good work by staff. :)

Regards,
Kardo
 

Der.Reisende

Level 34
Verified
AV-Tester
Dec 27, 2014
2,360
25,734
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Quick Heal
#22
@Huracan I guess that "Trust this PC" option is based on cookie method?
When you clear browser history then MalwareTips "forget" your PC. Correct?

BTW. 2-step verification is very good feature. Good work by staff. :)

Regards,
Kardo
Yes, seems so. After setting "Trust this device for 30 days" and closing incognito Chrome session, it asks for the code again.
 

Der.Reisende

Level 34
Verified
AV-Tester
Dec 27, 2014
2,360
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Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Quick Heal
#24
@Der.Reisende Thanks for the reply. :)

Regards,
Kardo
You're welcome :) For my part, I disabled 2FA, as I do not wish to enter the code each time I log in (in case of LastPass, the trusted device thingy works even with no cookies or other traces left, as it saves the MAC adress - please correct me if I'm wrong).
 

jamescv7

Level 61
Verified
Mar 15, 2011
12,660
17,639
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#29
A step to a more professional way, actually if you ever use private browsing permanently then don't click to 'trust this device' which will not only recognized and ask all over again.

I will go to the logic where it only takes a little second to obtain confirmation code which will ensure no one could really hack, actually I've never overhear or saw anything that a user was compromised via 2-factor authentication.
 

jamescv7

Level 61
Verified
Mar 15, 2011
12,660
17,639
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#37
@prabath : That's the design of 2 Factor Authentication, and still an optional for you to increase the protection.Make sure to enable cookies if you are wanting to trust the device for 30 days.
 

Spawn

Administrator
Staff member
Jan 8, 2011
16,657
25,799
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Microsoft
#39
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. :(
This may be of help, even if you do not own a phone. It's best that you install Google Chrome, otherwise, you'll have to settle for Email.

Learn more: Introducing Authy for your personal computer • Authy

For more information, please visit: Two-Factor Authentication • Authy

Authy is also available on Android and iOS.

Further discussions:
Authy for iOS and Android
Authy for PC - Two-Factor Authentication made easy
 

frogboy

Level 61
Verified
Jun 9, 2013
6,400
66,942
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#40
This may be of help, even if you do not own a phone. It's best that you install Google Chrome, otherwise, you'll have to settle for Email.

Learn more: Introducing Authy for your personal computer • Authy

For more information, please visit: Two-Factor Authentication • Authy

Authy is also available on Android and iOS.

Further discussions:
Authy for iOS and Android
Authy for PC - Two-Factor Authentication made easy
Thanks @Huracan i got it sorted by just using email for two step verification, it works well for me. ;)

Install Chrome no way. :eek: