Features Secure your MalwareTips Account - Enable Two-Step Verification

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

  • Yes

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

    Votes: 157 35.0%
  • No, I do not need this

    Votes: 157 35.0%

  • Total voters
    449

Kardo Kristal

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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.
 
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#35
I never saw 2FA for a 30 days. I like it though it would be better to make 2 options: "Trust for 30 days" and "Trust forever".
 
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jamescv7

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#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

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#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

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#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:
 

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