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

    127 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. No, but I will now

    152 vote(s)
    35.1%
  3. No, I do not need this

    154 vote(s)
    35.6%
  1. Kardo Kristal

    Kardo Kristal From Crystal Security
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    @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
     
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  2. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Level 32
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    Yes, seems so. After setting "Trust this device for 30 days" and closing incognito Chrome session, it asks for the code again.
     
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  3. Kardo Kristal

    Kardo Kristal From Crystal Security
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    @Der.Reisende Thanks for the reply. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
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  4. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Level 32
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    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).
     
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  5. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Level 14

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    Thank you! This new feature is very useful. Great work!
     
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  6. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    @Kardo Kristal @Der.Reisende Tested with LastPass Premium for Android. If you clear everything after logging out-of LastPass, you will be asked for a verification code when logging into MalwareTips.com.
     
  7. LabZero

    LabZero Guest

    Okay,two-step verification performed and stored codes.
    Thanks @Jack
     
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  8. Kardo Kristal

    Kardo Kristal From Crystal Security
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    @Huracan Thanks for the test and information. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
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  9. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    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.
     
  10. MrXidus

    MrXidus Super Moderator (Leave of absence)

    Apr 17, 2011
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    Excellent to see this feature offered here now, I use 2-factor everywhere when given the chance for extra security and ease of comfort.

    Cheers.
     
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  11. Mustolaf

    Mustolaf Level 1

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    Do I need it? No. Will I use it? Yes! Thanks for the implementation of this feature, works flawless! :D
     
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  12. McLovin

    McLovin Level 61
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    This is excellent addition @Jack !
     
  13. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Level 14

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    How to remove MT popup to enable this two step verification? It popups though I've enabled it. @Jack
     
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  14. Mr. Tech

    Mr. Tech Guest

    I'll be activating this once I get everything else sorted out, I am actually glad to see another forum add 2FA for it's members :D
     
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  15. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Level 14

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    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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  16. prabath

    prabath New Member

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    m may be its a good idea.but if it ask for the code on every login i dont like it
     
  17. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    @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.
     
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  18. Bad News

    Bad News Level 1

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    thanks Jack
     
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  19. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    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
     
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  20. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    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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