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. Svoll

    Svoll Level 12

    Nov 17, 2016
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    I'll give this a try, I really dislike constantly having to type in password twice, same reason I disable UAC, because of the contant prompts, but have enable UAC due to member suggestions and gotten used to the notifications.
     
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  2. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
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    can lastpass figure that out,i mean two steps verification?:confused:
     
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  3. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
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    It has nothing to do with LastPass. LastPass has multifactor Authentication if you enable it.It will still auto fill your username and password on MT
    You enable two step verification and select how you want to receive the code email,text message.
    You will receive a code that you must enter to log in and you will also receive back up codes.
    You can tick "trust this computer for 30 days"
     
  4. austin rya

    austin rya New Member

    Feb 28, 2017
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    It is always a good idea. as it prevent from spammers.
     
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  5. Bryan Lam

    Bryan Lam Level 3

    Apr 19, 2015
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    #65 Bryan Lam, Mar 2, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2017
    2FA protects your account, in no way is it related to spammers/Spamming
     
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  6. jadequest99

    jadequest99 Level 3

    Sep 15, 2014
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    Thank you MalwareTips Community very helpful information;)
     
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  7. Andytay70

    Andytay70 Level 13

    Jul 6, 2015
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    Should this be a recommendation to all new members?
     
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  8. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    Jan 24, 2011
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    Everyone should have 2FA enabled, and the new members or the members who are not using this feature, will see a pop-up (will appear only once for 60 seconds) recommending this extra security step.
    I know that needing a second step to login may be seen as a hassle, however with the "email verification" and the "30 days - trust this device" feature, it should be very easy to use.
     
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