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. Sergei

    Sergei Level 1

    Nov 12, 2015
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    And you can do one password?
     
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  2. upnorth

    upnorth Level 11

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    No as it's two passwords instead of one. One is static and one is not.
     
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  3. Axelrod Sven

    Axelrod Sven Level 3

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    Bit late to the party, but I'm glad to hear about 2-step verification. Thinking about it, Twitter doesn't have Google Authenticator as 2-step verification. But we do. o_O
     
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  4. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    #44 Jack, Feb 26, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2016
    2 FA it's a must these days. I use it everywhere is possible... Relying just on a password (which most likely you are using on multiple websites) is reckless. I strongly encourage you to use 2FA everywhere (and especially here :p).
     
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  5. Axelrod Sven

    Axelrod Sven Level 3

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    Completely agreed, Gaffer. I don't use same passwords (Thanks to a Password Manager), but 2FA should be made optional everywhere. Banking websites, social media... wherever. If the technology of the website allows the incorporation of 2Factor, then it should be available.

    The thing is, because forums and great communities like Malwaretips exist, many members are Security conscious and make good and informed choices - and thanks to helpful community members, you don't even need to be tech-savvy. But for whatever reason, the whole world isn't aware of good security, and awareness being really low - I mean, if we take a poll on social media asking whether they'd activated 2Factor, most friends - yours, mine, everyone's - would simply ask, "Well, what's that?"

    By the way, I've been meaning to ask you - Was it difficult to incorporate 2Factor authentication into this forum? Did you have to install Custom software and builds, or was it available with the forum software itself?
     
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  6. Mineria

    Mineria Level 3

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    You don't share a phone number, it doesn't send SMS but relies on the Google Authenticator or Authy app, same as for LastPass, Microsoft, Google and many others.
     
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  7. Andytay70

    Andytay70 Level 13

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    Its better to be safe than sorry!
     
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  8. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    Indeed. Like I've said, it's best to use it on all websites when you have this option.
     
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  9. GMOOT

    GMOOT New Member

    Jul 6, 2016
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    This is Great thank you

    I Enabled the email 2 step

    Do I have to do the Phone as well ??
     
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  10. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    No, you can choose between the available methods, but ultimately using an Authenticator app will simplify the process. If you don't own a smartphone, you can use Authy for PC (browser extension).

    Once every 30 days, you will need to verify your login, for trusted devices.

    Trusted devices can be removed from https://malwaretips.com/account/two-step
     
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  11. Morro

    Morro Level 8

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    I hat not done so until about a minute ago. My personal experience is that those websites who offer a "Two step verification" usually only have the option with a phone app. And believe it or not, I am one of those few people ( I think. :) ) now a days who does not own/needs a cellphone. :)

    So it is good to see Malwaretips offering email verification as well, so now I have "Two step verification" on.
     
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  12. Aura

    Aura Level 20

    Jul 29, 2014
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    Just enabled it. Everyone should enable 2FA on their accounts if the services they use supports it. It's not even an "advanced security" concept anymore, it's "basic" and should be done automatically.
     
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  13. simbelmayne

    simbelmayne Level 3

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    It's a little bit weird stuff to secure the forum account so much. I even removed the BattleNet authenticator, because it's too annoying to put out the phone every time you want to use the account
     
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  14. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    Hello,
    Even if you don't have sensitive information, it's good to have it enabled. You can use the email verification instead of the phone authentication to make things easier. Also you can trust a device for 30 days so that you will need to do this verification only once a month.. I've been using this feature since we've implement it and I find it very useful.
     
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  15. simbelmayne

    simbelmayne Level 3

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    E-mail verification is more comfortable (IMHO). Thanks for quick reply, @Jack
     
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  16. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    As a Staff member, I approve. :p

    Provides the extra layer to prevent unauthorised access to your account.
     
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  17. captdc

    captdc New Member

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    I have a problem with using it on Authy app I just downloaded on my samsung s6,
    I set the authy app up and then went to my profile page here on malwaretip and chose to use app on phone the tride to get a verification code from malware tips with no success, I would rather use app than email.
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  18. captdc

    captdc New Member

    Nov 4, 2014
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    I figured out how to use authy and now have 2sf
     
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  19. jadequest99

    jadequest99 Level 3

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    Thank you very helpful information. ;)
     
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  20. grrr

    grrr Level 2

    Jun 17, 2011
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    Thanks. I just enabled Two-Step Verification!!
     
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