Q&A Where do you save your two factor authentication backup codes?

kC77

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Aug 16, 2021
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i use keepass, secure password with a keyfile
with totp plugin you can not only store your 2fa setup keys/backup codes, you can use keepass as a totp generator to save you reaching for your phone when using your desktop (i have same codes availiable on google auth app and in keepass when on desktop/laptop)
(you can even configure via hotkey to enter the totp into the correct sites as needed)
 

Thales

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I prefer redundant backups.

plaintext txt --> 256 bit AES veracrypt container.
I uploaded the container to
1. free clouds (they have same and very easy login password)
2. ssd partition (the partition is not protected at all)
3. external ssd and pendrive (protected by 256 bit bitlocker)
 

amirr

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byronbytes

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Mar 30, 2022
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a random text document on my computer probably named iohjoijhirohjfiojnmgiohkjtdonjkhgo0jikojyrk.txt or something
 

Local Host

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Heavily encrypted inside an image file, even if it gets downloaded lets say by malware, it won't have the file cause will be a copy of the image.
 
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