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If two-factor authentication was available on a particular service would you use it?

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#31 BajiRav

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:34

I consider 2factor authentication as one additional layer and use it wherever I can. I have started using unique passwords for almost all websites as well.

The pin, like with Steam as an example. Would help in the instance where your steam password and e-mail password were different, but someone got into your steam account using it's password. Then they could just change the associated account e-mail address and password to the steam account. If you have the PIN enabled, it'll stop that, and hopefully the user doesn't have the same password for both services.

Here is something funny I heard (probably on the TWIT podcast). If you don't have two factor authentication on your Apple account and somebody gets hold of your iDevice which has associated email setup on it - you are essentially screwed. :p


#32 MorganX

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 14:35

Here is something funny I heard (probably on the TWIT podcast). If you don't have two factor authentication on your Apple account and somebody gets hold of your iDevice which has associated email setup on it - you are essentially screwed. :p


That's good to know. I only keep my iPad 2 around for some fitness peripherals and don't pay much attention to it otherwise. Probably should sanitize it.

#33 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 14:37

I have two factor authentication setup for My Blizzard account, I have it on my GW2 account, I use it for my Google account, and i have several Tokens at work for various things. I wish i could use Google Open for all of them so I only had to use one token but its nice to have it.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 21:52

As long as they give users a choice, I would not be against two-factor.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 16:21

I'm already using two factor authentication in few web services.

#36 sean.ferguson

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 20:18

I currently use 2 factor authentication with my Google account. Works very well and is definitely more secure.

#37 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 18:02

I am surprised in this busy world of ours, people are happy to wait for a code to be sent to a mobile device.

#38 spike232

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 18:19

Depends on the method used, I enable it everywhere my yubi key is supported.

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 18:42

If you ask me, it comes down to 2 factors. The annoy factor and the convenience factor. A user wants something that is convenient, without alot/any of the annoy factor. if the annoy factor outways the convenience factor, then not many if any users will adopt it. It would also depend on what they are using and what is stored in/on it.